Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Time to be Outside...

I love being outside. Outside is a place where you can meet with nature, where you take in all the sights and sounds and breathe in the smells from the air. I love the outside.
I was signed up for the Run for the Son Race 10k on Saturday, but I felt that my knee would suffer more harm if I ran, so I skipped it.
On Sunday, I decided I would try to run outside, easy. I have been running on the treadmill for the last couple of weeks and I just want to say, "It was wonderful to be outside".
My knee didn't hurt either.

I did the happy dance when I got home-no sore knee.

The moral of this story is, why run inside when you can run outside or better yet it should be--
Do that happy dance every time you run.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Orthopedic doctor

Here's the deal. I have a friend who works for a foot doctor. I told her about my problem (knee clicking when I run) she said she would speak to her doctor to find out what I need to do. Doc said, "She needs to see a orthopedic doc." Yuck, I don't really like seeing doctors--no offensive to doctors I just don't like going.
So, husband just got new job. No insurance for the first 60 days. I really need to make an appointment to see him next week and I guess we will have to pay out of pocket, I mean I guess we will have to bend over :)

I was planning on running a race tomorrow. I probably shouldn't do it, huh?

Monday, February 18, 2008

My Knee HURTS!!!

I have been struggling with a pain in my knee for the past couple of weeks. I have been running and biking, but I haven't been able to give it my all. A clicking noise coming from the left side of the knee has left me in pain. What happened? In the meantime, ice after every run, double strength Glucosamine and Chondroitin and I am resting longer in-between the running and biking. Maybe shoes? Posture? Anyone? I am searching for answers.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008


I get so inspired when I read other blogs- triathlete blogs, runner blogs to see what is happening with the training and life of the other runners. The World Wide Web- what a concept. A blogger like myself can read about another bloggers day sitting in the comfort of home.
Great stuff.

On a side note, I am preparing for the ING. I ran about 20 miles this week. I am also adding nutrition to the mix. Mental note: add nutrition on a 1/2 marathon :) I tried a shot block yesterday and I seemed to do well. I have a sensitive stomach, so Gatorate upsets it. How do you carry water? I am trying to decide what I need.

See you outside!