Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Knee (and Other Updates)

I really don't have anything to say. I have done a few short runs and *knockonwood* - the knee has been fine. I have been religiously doing my exercises and have been visiting my PT once a week. Today was the third time I had the deep needling done. She says my IT Band doesn't feel as tight. She has been taping my knee and I've run up to 7.2 miles pain free. Other than that... NOTHING HAS BEEN GOING ON.

I have been running 25+ miles a week for years. This low mileage stuff has me in the dumps. I was SO happy to run 7.2 miles on Saturday with no pain. However, I have ZERO stamina left. So depressing. Anyway.

Random Thoughts:
  • This weekend is RnR Denver. I am registered for the full. I am 99% sure I will be doing the half instead.
    • I get to pick up my heavy medal AT the race. So happy RnR is starting to do this instead of mailing them out.
    • My PT let me pick my own tape so I could coordinate with my race outfit. She's the coolest.
  • Next week is Bear Chase. I am registered for the 50 mile. I have until Saturday to change my distance. Coach would like to see me try the 50k, but depending on how this weekend goes, that might not be an option, and I may end up doing the half there too. (There is no distance between 1/2 and 50k).
  • I've been a good girl and have been doing cross training. Cycling (boring) and rowing (Hey, maybe THAT'S why my arms were sore?)
  • Running Skirts has their new fall line available!! I have them on order. If I can't run, at least I can have cute skirts? I have, however, been getting more wear out of my skirts by wearing them on the weekends and as casual wear.
  • NOT running related. I have had my iPhone for over 2 years. On Monday I dropped it in the parking garage while getting in my car. Shattered the corner of the screen. I could have dealt with the crack, but unfortunately it broke something internal so none of the swiping/touch screen was working... HELLO, everything you can do on an iPhone. Phone completely useless. "Luckily," I was eligible for an upgrade. Instead of getting the new iPhone 5, I upgraded to the 4S (mine was a regular 4) and got a 32 (currently have a 16). I also got a military grade case that can withstand sand, wind, rain, and BEING DROPPED. Le sigh.
Also, I am IN for Tinker Bell this year! I am going to be running as a charity runner for the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) in memory of my friend that died in July. My goal amount is $500, so if you have a few bucks that you can spare to donate, that would be AWESOME. I have a link at the top right corner of my blog, or you can also done here (tax deductible, of course!!)

And, to avoid a picture-less blog:


  1. Girl! 7.2 miles to a half to a 50k in two weeks? You are a bit crazy.

    I'm glad your knee is feeling better. Sorry about the phone, but at lest you got Siri out of it!

  2. Glad to hear your knee is feeling better. 7.2 is good for an achy knee.

    Recover quick and get back out there!

  3. I use RockTape for my knee. They have a website that shows you how to make a "knee basket". Feel better.

  4. Glad the knee is feeling better. Hope you can do the RnR Denver pain free! Have extra fun for me, wish I could be there too.:)Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  5. You're so brave in dealing with this injury; I'm a basket case and my "injury" is really so minor - I'm super stressed over it and it's {logically} no biggie and on its way to recovery.

    All the best this weekend. Have fun!

  6. sad but true, i too enjoy picking out my colored tape to go with outfits. :) had to do neutral for a job interview today though. glad you are feeling better! and since all i can do is elliptical and bike and pilates, i register for races and buy running clothes too. makes perfect sense.

  7. OMG You're doing the Tink?!? You've gotta post LOTS of pictures and tell us all how it went?!?!? :D
    Hey, I also wanted to let you know that I'm hosting a blog hop today at my blog and would love to have you join in! Check it out!
    L Finch

  8. Wow! I just stumbled across your blog. Well, kinda. I've got a similar blog going, as I'm also training for a half marathon, but it's a different approach.
    Anyway, just seeing what you're doing and I must say, I'm impressed! Keep on rocking!

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  10. Wow! I'm so impressed by what you're doing! I'm also training for a half marathon, so I know it's not easy, but you're training for 50!

    Thought this could be of help to you:


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