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Longest mile ever…

Ever since yesterday’s run I was wondering “will my knee be better tomorrow?”, “will I be able to run the 13 or so miles to the in-laws’ house?” It was aching off and all day yesterday, pushing itself into my conscious thought process.

Today I found out and the answer is “NO!” 😦

The knee was feeling fine when I woke up and I was in good spirits. It was 7am when I headed out the door. I decided to walk the first ½ mile just to get my body warmed up (the muscles rather, because it was pretty darn warm outside already). No knee pains.

But once I started running it gradually started to ache. It took me a ½ mile of internal conversations/discussion/debate to ‘call it a day’. The runner in me wanted to see how far I could really go before the knee blew, but (luckily) my brain won the battle and I stopped & turned around.

I don’t think I have ever been so disappointed in a very long time. With tears of frustration streaming down my face I wobbled that long mile home. And as if the knee ache wasn’t enough, someone “upstairs” decided to open up the flood gates and by the time I got home I was soaking wet. When it rains it pours, right??? lol

After the shower I took a closer look at my knee and noticed that it is slightly swollen just above the knee cap, that’s where the pain is at. There and under the knee cap. (Runner’s knee?)

My game plan is to wait at least until Monday, possibly Wednesday before I run again. I plan on doing some strength training tomorrow if the knee lets me. If it still not better than off to the doctor I go.

To get my mind of things I decided to indulge myself by playing World of Warcraft, a massive multiplayer online role playing game, all afternoon. That’s something I have not done in a long time.

So, in front of my laptop I sit, one hand on the mouse guiding my little character around, beating on things and the other hand on my knee holding an icepack in place. Life is good!

I have not given up yet, after all, I still have plenty of time to get back on track…or so I hope.


Posted by on September 8, 2007 in Bad Run, Pain, Running


5.61 @ Work (11:50)

Comments: This run sucked! It was humid then got hotter, I had side pains for the first mile, around mile 4 my stomach decided to ‘flip’ on me and I was in need of a bathroom. That’s what I get for eating a Tim Horton’s breakfast sandwich in the morning and not bringing fluids with me! So, needless to say I walked a lot the last mile and a half. On top of that I didn’t even make it 6 miles. Crappy run…I am writing it off and forgetting about it. I went out did my best and that’s all I can do. Tomorrow will be a better day! 

On a good note: Thanks to Nancy I now have my own Marathon Fairy from Blessthischick! Hopefully she’ll be with me on tomorrow’s run. 🙂


Time: 9:00 am

Weather: Out the door: 77 (feels like 77), Humidity 91% – Upon return: 86 (feels like 93), 65% humidity

Clothes: Adidas shorts, MiT Technical shirt

Shoes: Pearl Izumi

Distance: 5.61 miles

Time: 1:06:22

Split: 11:50

Course: Around Goodale Park and down Neil Ave to 6th street & back

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Posted by on August 23, 2007 in Bad Run, Running, Side Pains


3 @ work (11:14) & 2 miles eliptical

Time: 9:30 am

Weather: 70’s, hot

Clothes: Adidas shorts, Adidas technical shirt, Fuel belt

Shoes: Izumi Pearl

Distance: 3 miles  & 2.25 eliptical

Time: 33:51  & 20 min

Split: 11:16

Course: Scioto River Trail & past Cosi

Comments: Was suppose to run 5 miles! Mentally a very crappy run. I had side pains (I think I went at it too fast), but got them under control. Time wise not a bad run, but at mile three it hit me that I can’t do this today, even though I had my fuel belt and GU. Mentally I was just not with it. So I headed back to work and got on the eliptical rider for 2 miles (2.25 miles ~ 20 min ~ 256 cal).

It’s about 2 hours later and my legs are very sore. Might have to skip the 3 tomorrow and give my body a rest. 😦 Maybe I’ll do some upper body weight lifting instead.

I consider this a crappy run in order to appreciate runs like yesterday! 🙂

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Posted by on June 12, 2007 in Bad Run, Cardio, Elliptical Rider, Run, Side Pains