The Klutz strikes again
Yes, I am truly a piece of work.
I went out on my first run after my IT flared and I was able to really keep the pain away by paying really, really close attention to form. What happens when I pay really really close attention to anything while running?
You know the drill
I fell down. Right on my knee. Yup. Right on the damn kneecap.
Having a long history of clumsiness, I am quite accustomed to the pain of falling down. I sat down, rubbed the knee for a minute and then hopped up and started running. No biggie
My bike ride (trainer) the next day was swell, no problems. The huge bruise on my knee didn't seem to bother me.
Fast forward to Friday. I had a 1 hour Zone 2 run to do. I start running. Hmmmm I am a little uncomfortable.... wow, I am a lot uncomfortable.... mile 1.5 comes... holy shit!! This HURTS.
So what do I do? I jog/walk home and immediately burst into tears, completely convinced that I've fractured my kneecap. Yeah, I know, over-reaction of the year. But realize that my PhD thesis is due in 10 days. This was my second spontaneous breakdown/hysterical crying session of the week. I'm not exactly the definition of emotional stability lately.
Thankfully Paulo was online and was able to talk me off the ledge. I'm sure it's just how he wanted to spend his Friday evening- chatting with a hysterical girl who is just sure that this little boo boo has doomed her Ironman. Well, anyway I felt a little better and iced a lot and was told not to do anything stupid until the inflammation was gone (like run)
So today I did a nice 5.5 hour ride (2 on the trainer, 3.5 outside in the cold and rain) (no run) and had no pain. Weird how some injuries can be SOOOO sport specific. And instead of my long run tomorrow I'm going to hit the road again and do 3 more hours. I'm again going with my swimming buddy who is just the greatest! He endured 2.5 hours of my ride today even though it was freaking cold. He has become my training coordinator lately- I am now set for my brick next week and my ride tomorrow. WoooHoooo! It's nice to get off the trainer every once in awhile!
Oh, and on an unrelated note, I have so much more respect for Carrie Underwood. She is my new hero for singing "Before He Cheats". I don't even like country music, but that song kicks ass. Not that I have any experience with that kind of thing...