Sunday, March 29, 2015



Not running - ugh.  I haven't run since the NYC Half Marathon.  Although my knee didn't hurt during it, it hurt a lot after it and it was time to rest it.  I have been disappointed that 2 weeks off hasn't done more for it than it has.  Yesterday though I did walk/run a mile.  It felt okay the rest of the day and is feeling okay today.  I didn't have knee pain last night.  Generally sleeping is the worst time.  It feels okay today so maybe I am turning a corner.  I may try a short distance today.  I am seeing a chiropractor who told me to listen to my body.  How does it feel while I am using the knee and how does it feel after and the next day?  So I am trying to do that.  Ugh.

Swimming - I feel like swimming is going better. Some random guy at the pool helped me with my stroke and I can see a difference.  You would think I would be swimming more but I'm not.

Biking - My bike is tuned up and ready to go but the weather isn't cooperating.  I may get out there today  but maybe not.  Although I ride into the cold weather in the fall I want to begin in the spring with it being reasonable. When I do start it will be with my older bike as there is so much crap on the roads.

Signing up for races - I have two tris/dus I worry might fill up but I am hesitant on signing up for more while injured.  But maybe today I'll bite the bullet and do it.

Eating - As with swimming which I should be doing more you would think I would be doing less while not exercising much.  Nope.  Having a hard time with this one.

Reading - I'm doing lots of reading.  I finished a book a week or so ago that I loved.  It was The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro.  I loved it. Right after I read it they did a piece on the art theft that the book is based on on NPR.  If you read it and like it let me know.

Listening - I'm listening to lots of podcasts as usual.  My new favorite one is Invisibilia.  I am dying for Serial to start up again.

Vacationing - I am not going to be going to Florida to ride to New Orleans. Flights are too expensive.  My friend that I was going with is going to Cape Cod instead.  I will probably go for part of the week to bike there.  I am hoping to be running too as running by the ocean is one of my favorite things in the world.


Giorgio said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been running since the NYC Half Marathon. On the other hand, I've just seen that you're beginning to try short distance. I hope your knee will feel good after trying it.

With regards to your vacation in Florida, I think that flights in the US are more expensive than in EU because they are safer.
I also love reading.

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HappyTrails said...

I am bummed for you. Have you thought about going ahead and having an MRI just in case there is an injury that won't respond to therapy???

I hope you will be able to get out on your bike. The bike is good therapy for your mind as well as your body!

I recently finished a book about the curse of the Hope Diamond and a potential heist of it from the Smithsonian. Very good and full of suspense "Eye of the God" by Ariel Allison.

The Cape should be lovely - hope you will be able to ride AND run!!!

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your knee. Does it bother you when you are swimming?

I read The Art Forger a few years ago. I thought it was great. I hear they're making a movie out of it?

Char said...

It's so frustrating for you that your knee is taking so long to heal. And that winter is lingering so long and you can't cycle yet. At least you've got your swimming.

Kate Geisen said...

Bummer on the no running. I hope for you that your weather turns bikeable fast!

I like Invisibilia too. I'm also really enjoying RadioLab.

Half Crazed Runner said...

Sounds like it's a good time to take a break - esp after your half. I do a lot of active release therapy for my aches and pains, and tight muscles. On the bright side, I'm looking at all the amazing things you are doing, and am going to look into those podcasts you mentioned! Thanks!

Black Knight said...

Sorry to hear about your knee. I hope you get well soon. My advice is to take the run easy and work hard in the pool: there are many systems even if this is not your main sport. All the best.