Sunday, June 1, 2008


Oh, hello there. I didn't see you.

I've been a bad blogger, but that's probably not going to change for the next month or two. But I thought I at least owed a few people an update as to what's been up, and show you all that I am still alive.

The semester ended. I got my A's and headed to Hawaii after a week off. Hawaii was amazing. We went on tours, to a luau, went jet skiing, and ate a couple truck loads of amazing food. My only complaint is the 12 hours of flying both ways, and our luggage getting lost both ways!

Training? Ha. Whats that? I've swam once since my last post, and it was the worst swim ever. Calf cramp => knee started hurting again => shoulder started hurting again. As a result, I haven't done any training in about a month.

I have, however, started physical therapy. My PT thinks he has my issue figured out, so here's whats up with the piece of junk. If you bend your knee, towards the outside theres a bone that sticks out a little bit, its at the end of the femur. Mine sticks out a lot and is sorta sharp (translation: I have boney knees). Normally, not a problem. However, my IT band is tight too, so its pulling my knee cap over the sharp part. Pain!

He gave me a bunch of exercises which hopefully get me on the right track. So far I can't tell much difference but its been less than a week.

There you have it. My life the past month in a nutshell.

If anybody still reads this, let me know and I'll post up some pictures from Hawaii and I'll tell you a super-fun jet skiing story.


Marcy said...

I was beginning to wonder about you ;-) I thought maybe you ran off with some Hawaiian chica or something hehe. Glad to know you're still alive, homie!

Run For Life said...

Glad to know you're still alive and kickin'! Sounds like Hawaii was awesome and yes, post pics and stories please! Good luck with the PT :)

nwgdc said...

i only want to hear the jetskiing story if it involves an incredible crash.

welcome back, doug!

Stuart said...

Welcome back, good to see you around!

Ax said...

Glad to see you back, Doug! I'd love to see some pics from your Hawaii trip. Hope your PT goes well so we can hear more about your training soon!

Rachel said...

Have fun in Hawaii!

Bill Carter said...

Of course we still read your stuff and yes how about some pictures and the jet ski story while your at it.

Honestly, this time off is going to do you some good in the long run.

In the meantime just live life and enjoy it... without all the sore muscles..

Nancy said...

Yes, we still read. Take a break from blogging is necessary sometimes, I'm on a bit of a slow down myself. I hope you have your answer this time on the knee. I know it's been super frustrating. What's going on with the T in T stuff?

I'm off to Scotland on Monday so won't be around much but love to see your Hawaii pics.

Marci said...

I was starting to wonder about where you ran off to... besides Hawaii! Can't wait to see pics!

Steve Stenzel said...

I have boney knees too, but they haven't led to any problems (yet). Good luck!!