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Radio Silence…

Posted: August 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: running | 3 Comments »
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It’s been awfully quiet from my end…right?

Well let’s not beat around the bush – I didn’t run in July.

I took the first week off planned because I had a fishing trip planned and it was going to involve lots of drinking and shenanigans and not a lot of time for running. Fine, I mean it’s only a week? Well…on the second day of the trip we were 40 miles offshore and took a hit from a large wave. I had my heel locked and my thighs braced on the boat side and the wave tweaked and twisted me just right to feel a slight pop/tear in my right knee.

It’s been crap ever since. I tried a few times to run and I can’t get more than a quarter mile without a pretty disturbing pain from the backside of my knee. I became pretty sure that I partially tore something and decided to just rest until walking and jogging from point to point didn’t hurt.

As of now the knee finally doesn’t hurt when I walk and I’ve been able to do a quick jog to the mailbox and back without it feeling like things were floating around in there.

I’m ready to test it out again this week and see if I can run again. I’m starting to go stir crazy with the time off. My sleep is getting messed up and I generally just don’t feel complete and on top of my game without running.

Wish me luck!

3 Comments on “Radio Silence…”

  1. 1 BFRoy said at 5:13 pm on August 10th, 2011:

    did you get fat?

  2. 2 Libby said at 9:00 pm on August 15th, 2011:

    Oh no! This is horrible. I know the feeling of a bad knee. Bad news….It took a LONG time and surgery for me to not feel any pain. Good news…the POSE method allows for me to run pain free! Give it some time and ride your bike during the healing process.

  3. 3 Bobby Love said at 11:46 am on August 18th, 2011:

    BFRoy, only put on about 3lbs in excess. I’ve tended to control my eating while the running has been put aside for the past several weeks so that’s keeping me in line.

    Libby, I love Pose! I’m definitely getting better. Was able to run a couple miles the other day and had one moment of weirdness in the knee…

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