Thursday, June 28, 2007

I did it! I really did it!

Are you ready for this?

I went down and up the stairs!

It's the little things, I tell ya. I've been going commando (I know, TMI) the past couple days because the thought of carrying my laundry downstairs was too daunting. But today I was a freaking rock star. Not only did I go downstairs to put my laundry in, but I also put my bike together! Wooohoooo! The weird thing is, I really, really, REALLY want to go out and ride it. Kind of hard to do when you can't bend one of your knees....

Yeah, I think I did some good damage to my left knee. Turns out, I don't think that it was the IT band after all. I think I may have irritated a ligament (like the lateral collateral ligament). Weird. Anyway, I'm walking around all gimpy this week because I'm trying not to irritate it. I need to get well because I'm going nuts here not doing anything. I want to RUN!

Oh, and here is something that ya'll might not want to do before your next Ironman- don't change brands of shoes right before without having the opportunity to put more than 2 miles on them. Yeah, genius move of the week. My feet are SO SORE! I had noticed that the new Mizuno Wave Runners hurt the outside of my feet when I was on the elliptical, but I figured it was just because when you're on that torture device your feet don't move around much. Wrong. My feet are killing me!

I'll probably be posting a lot of garbage over the next week, so feel free to ignore me. My life isn't exactly full of excitement right now. Sit around, eat, waste time on the internet, walk around, decide that it hurts to walk around, sit around, repeat.

But now I think I'll do something to loosen up these muscles... hot tub time!

Enjoy your days everyone!


danois said...

Hi Jodi!! Good to hear "recovery" is going well for you :) Enjoy the rest, you very much deserve it!!!

B Bop said...

yeah...the little things. walking up and down stairs. doing laundry. the turning of an allen wrench. completing an ironman. gaining the title Dr.....these little things make life worthwhile :-)

Charlie said...

That is why you hurt.
You are now a marathoner.
It beats you up.
With a noodle
and other geriatric toys.
Enjoy the torture of recovery.

TJ said...

hope you're better soon!

Wes said...

That's the way to cache in on some of that Ironness :-) So, let me get this straight. You not only ran your first marathon at Ironman, but you did it in new shoes? Hmmmm. Ok :-)

DaisyDuc said...

Woohoo, rock star!

Oh I can only imagine the commando needs. I have had my moments at distances which dim in comparison to yours!

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

TriSonq said...

At least take it easy for a little while, Woman!

You deserve a little R&R.

Have a great weekend, Jodi.

Angry Runner said...

Ignore you?!?! I post garbage every single day and my readership strangely grows!

You pulled a Lance and fell victim to the Almighty Marathon...shame shame(not that I've been there yet). He too was in a world of hurt after running NYC last year.

As a recovering recoverer, I am going to be paranoid and advise you to get some imaging on the knee to rule out anything more serious than ITBS. Injuries make me sad :-(

You're a medical-type gal...can't you get a free MRI from ortho/radiology students and call it "Case study of female endurance athlete"?

Papa Louie said...

I think walking sounds good. Get out this weekend and walk the beautiful metro parks.

Mallie said...

Enjoy any and all kinds of food and drink you like right now, Jodi. You fully earned them! I'll send some good knee vibes your way, in return for those you sent me a few months ago!

Mallie said...

Oh...and going commando is recommended for girl cyclists from time to time. Heals the girlie parts better and more naturally! TMI for the fellas!