|Green Truck Salad with veg patty & avocado slices! nom nom.|
|Not even sure what to call this face?!?|
|Should I run or go spelunking??|
|Butterducks Winery in Guyton… check them out, no seriously, check them out|
|It was so nice to get to talk to them, because they run so fast during training I just eat their dust|
|The stuff in the container is Runners Crack aka homemade granola.. of course not made by me! But still.. addicting, I assume like real crack.|
“injuries interrupt our progress before we reach our max, this is frustrating, so we come back and try even harder- and smarter-the next time. And the next.”~ Runners World (found on http://www.hungryrunnergirl.com/)
We’ve all been there. Running in the dark of the morning. I had set out with my group this morning for an 8 mile run. I was feeling great and ready for this easy run before my first “official” half marathon this Saturday. Not even 1/2 mile into the run, BAM! My right toe caught the uneven side walk and my right knee slammed into the ground then my left knee skidded and I rolled onto my side and gracefully slide about 3-4 feet on my side.
I laid there for a few seconds while my fellow teammates that were around me asked if I was ok. I thought I was and thought it was just my ego that was bleeding and bruised. I slowly pushed myself up and tried to walk it off. Even tried to jog for 2.3 seconds. I wanted to cry so bad. But I didn’t want to look wimpy.
One of our coaches was on a bike so she thankfully offered to ride next to me while I limped back to my car. As soon as I bid her goodbye so she could catch up with the other runners and hopped in my car, the tears came down like waterworks.
Fast forward throughout the work day— I am having a hard time walking and my knee seems to be swelling. But it’s my right knee that hurts the most, not the left that is missing a huge chunk. So I decide to go to our local ortho that has afterhours just to make sure all is good. I honestly thought it would be “you’re bruised, just ice, you’ll be ok”. Well… my x-rays were 50/50. I can’t run until my next appt in two weeks because swelling is too much in my left knee and there was a discrepancy on the x-ray.
So here I go again…. I can’t aqua jog, bike, run…. nothing. Just ice, elevate, rest… ugh.