Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Getting better?!

Yesterday's glass of wine with dinner and asleep before 830pm were a huge help. Today was much better, and I was able to concetrate long enough to actually get some paperwork done.

This morning I hit the thrillmill for a run. I must admit, I was extremely nervous, mostly afraid to see how it would work out. I haven't run since my 3 miles on Saturday, which doesn't seem like that long ago, but believe you me, it was.

Today, I donned a new piece to my running attire. The one and only, knee band. yay. Can you sense my excitement? As much as I was not thrilled to wear it, I was hoping it would help with the knee. Overall, the run was okay, but still not up to par. If I had more time and didn't feel rushed to get home and ice prior to getting ready for work, it probably would have been 3 miles. As for after the run, I didn't have that instant tightening feeling on the outside of my knee like I have the past few runs. Good news, right?

Well, I am off. I have plans tonight. I made a committment with somone to grab a couple drinks. As much as I am excited, I am kicking myself for making plans tonight... and forgeting that the Tar Heels are taking on Duke. I have been looking forward to this game pretty much all season!

This, my friends, is one of the rare occasions in which I wished I had DVR.

Today's Workout:
Run 2.5 miles, 30:49, 12:19/mile avg.

21 comments:

Shannon said...

Sista, I wear "the strap" too. I wore it below my knee and then changed to just above my knee and that helped better. Try to have some fun tonight.

Marcy said...

Maybe we could slap some rhinestones on it? Make it at least look pretty? LOL

Badgergirl said...

Duke/UNC would be a good one to watch. Do your plans involve a location with a TV?

Jess said...

Lots of people have to use knee bands, and if it helps, it helps! Nice job on getting the run in!

Runner Leana said...

I don't remember life before DVR...love it!

Glad to hear the knee band helped. Fingers crossed for continued improvement of the knee!!

akshaye said...

oye.. thats what 3G phones are for! Watching games on the move :) Glad you got to run and hope the knees better.

Kelly said...

I hate to say it but I don't know how I live without my DVR. That's so sad when I say it "out loud"/write it down. Oh I need a life! :D

jahowie said...

Be careful with that knee. I'm really glad that Duke went down last night. :-)

Jess said...

LOL at Marcy's idea about the rhinestones!

And I have to say I was happy to see Duke lose too!

Wes said...

I was just reading something yesterday on how important core strength is to alignment during running. Something to check out. I hope the knee strap helps you.

Blyfinn said...

Hope you get the whole knee issue figured out soon. That is one of the worst and most annoying injury's.

Kita said...

I hope your knee gets better soon.

BeachRunner said...

Glad your feeling better. Hope those plans were fun!

aron said...

i hope that was a good sign and you knee is getting better!!!

J~Mom said...

Hopefully you had fun last night!

Carolina John said...

Cool! i have also recently embraced the chopat. it makes you feel like there's an air pocket under the kneecap. kind of weird until you get used to it.

kelsalynn said...

Can you get dinner and drinks at a place where the game is on?

I'm glad you went for a run and I hope the band helps... I didn't fall asleep early last night, but I was in my pj's, in bed, and reading at 8:00... just one of those nights.

Kevin said...

Hope the knee band works out for you. Sounds like you are playing things smart

Borsch said...

That is some good news...

AKA Alice said...

Good for you for listening to Beechy...a wise, wise man. Wine = good.

Danielle said...

I'm catching up...reading up more on the knee thing...but outside sounds like ITB? And the strap is supposed to help...

I'll tell you now, don't ever get a DVR...I resisted and just got one on Tuesday and already don't know what I'd do without it!!