Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Turning Back Around

For a while there, it seemed like everything was working against me. I couldn't run, bike, or swim. Homework was piled up, and grading was just the icing on the cake. Luckily, all that is turning around.

The school work is finally subsiding (or will be on Monday). I'm starting to get grades back from midterms, too, and lets just say this semester is strongly resembling my last one. I have nothing to grade. Let me reiterate that: I have nothing to grade. I even got to go home for several days last week, which was phenomenal since I got to see my cousin for the first time in a year since he also drove to Illinois for the weekend.

To top it all off, I think this knee is getting better.

I made it out for a run this morning, which was great! I decided to only run around the block, which was about 3/4 of a mile. There's no point in pushing it. It was only a little test run to see how my knee reacted. It did react, a little bit. I could feel it a little bit at the top on the right side of my right knee, but it was a very dull pain.

More importantly, I didn't feel as though I regretted it afterwards. My body didn't say "ohhh, you shouldn't have done that!" I'm considering myself on the mend and am planning to swim Tuesday night, then run again on Wednesday morning assuming all goes well these next few days. Update: I woke up today (Tuesday) and my knee is hurting again. Back on the roller coaster, I guess? Ugh.

Despite the good news, I'm officially canceling my half marathon for the spring. Sure, I might be able to do it, but it's a really bad idea at this point and simply begging for a relapse. Everything else is still on, unless this knee takes longer than expected to heal.

And don't think I forgot: Happy St. Patricks Day!

6 comments:

Run For Life said...

Sounds like everything is falling into place once again!

Jess said...

Genreally that's how life is: all the crap hits the fan at once, but then the fan blows it all off, so it's not so bad.

nwgdc said...

nice work doug! life is never linear...it's always logorhythmic. or parabolic? sheesh, i'll leave the math to you. what i'm looking for is what kind of line describes an exponential relationship. i give up. i need a green beer.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

C'mon Knee, Give a Guy a break, would ya?

bill carter said...

Doug

Hang in there and just let that knee heal up once and for all.. then we can think about Boston '09

Christine said...

well...just keep doing what youre doing. You know better than anyone how to listen to your body. You've been injured before....and now you have experience with it and what to do to make it better. Hope to see you 100% soon!