Sunday, February 15, 2009

Slow and Steady....

....does not win the race today.


However, I did complete this Virtual 5K...





... in honor of Nancy. .... Very slow...



I would have ran it yesterday, but I was struggling with flu like symptoms (just the aches and fever) Friday and into Saturday morning that left me in bed for about 19 hours. I was a little too weak to attempt it yesterday.



The Results: The first two miles were good and pain free. And then, it went all down hill from there. The knee just didn't feel right, it started to feel tight. I can't really say it hurt, because it really didn't. It was just very uncomfortable. And I was wearing the knee band as well.


I walked most of the last half mile. It was extremely frustrating.


The knee really only bothers me when I am running. And when I finish and stretch for a bit, the pain/tightness is gone. I doesn't seem to be swelling at all, however I still ice it and take ibuprofen after each run.


The knee has been bothering me for only about a week and a half, but it feels like an eternity.



This is killing me.




I think it's time to face the music and see a specialist.



*sigh*

21 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I'm sorry about your knee. :-(

I agree, you should see someone about it. Something's not right.

I hate to say it, but I don't think you're helping yourself by running on it. I sound like a mom, don't I? ;-)

Marlene said...

Sorry about the knee... sounds frustrating! I hope you get it checked out.

Ms. Math said...

I hope you are able to figure out what's wrong! Good luck!

Kelly said...

I'm sorry good luck with the specialist.

BeachRunner said...

Oh dang. :( Good luck. Sending you healing and 'feel better soon' vibes.

Borsch said...

Where does the knee hurt? IT band issue? Patella issue?

J~Mom said...

Great job getting out there but I hope your knee is ok!!!

Melanie said...

sorry to hear about the painful run -- great job getting out there though and doing the 5k! Hope you get it checked out... keep us posted!

Ms. V. said...

Hey, at least you did it! sorry about the knee!

IronGambit said...

ride your bike more!

Michelle said...

YOU DID IT!!!

Good job TW!!!

And yes i think you should have your knee checked out!!!

I know *sigh*. But, the faster you know, the faster you can heal!!!!

Marcy said...

:_( Bummer about the knee. I think it will be good to see someone ;D If nothing else. maybe he'll be hot hehe.

AKA Alice said...

I'm going to name this winter "injury season." I can't believe how many blogs-peeps are writing 'bout it! (including me)...GAH!!

Yeah...go see someone 'bout your knee. It's a hassle, but worth it.

aron said...

hang in there girl :( sounds like a dr. trip would be a good thing! so frustrating :(

Girl on Top said...

Hope your knee feels better. Love your header. How did you create it?

D10 said...

Sorry, to hear about your knee. That really stinks. I think getting it checked out would be a good thing.

Badgergirl said...

Bummer about your knee! Getting it checked out is probably the best thing to do.

N.D. said...

aw hope you figure out whats up with the knee!

Blyfinn said...

I hope you're able to figure out the whole knee issue. That would be so frustrating.

Jess said...

Yeah, definitely go see an orthopedist.

Annette said...

I agree. Make an appt. At least then you'll have some information to work with instead of wondering.