ozzy osborne had it right in his song, crazy train. i've been on a full speed runaway train for over a week now and it won't slow down until tuesday so i'm just hanging on by my fingernails until then. i'm a deadbeat blogger this week and i don't like it. unfortunately, my blog will always be the first thing to take a back seat to everything else...it's my red headed step child so to speak. between work, which has been busier than normal, working on a powerpoint presentation for work, training for a 140.6 mile race around the corner, and just life in general, i'm feeling slightly overwhelmed at the moment.
OUCH! had a weird little incident yesterday morning when i went out to run. i was about a minute into my run when i pulled up with some out of nowhere, totally without warning, sharp pain in my right knee cap. i tried to run thru it but it was a no go, so i limped home almost in tears. tears not from pain but just the thought of 8 months of hard work going down the drain, flashed before my very eyes and made me want to throw up. knee pain is the one thing that terrifies me. knock on wood, up until yesterday, i never have had many major injuries or issues and definitely none with my knee. not sure what that was all about. so i got home, iced it, hopped on the bike to see how it felt and i didn't like it. it wasn't as painful as when i was walking back home but it was still there. i went to the pool as planned and swam with no pain then decided to hop on the elliptical to see how that felt and absolutely no pain there either so i did my running miles on the elliptical instead. i didn't feel it too much at work as i walked around and used the stairs so that made me feel a little better. i had planned on doing a 100 mile ride in the hills today but last night i decided that i would make a last minute decision on that in the morning. i got up this morning, hopped on the bike to "test" the knee out. i stood up, pedaled in a hard gear, sat back down, spinned at a high rpm and no pain but still decided that maybe it would be best to not overdo it and stick around home for the ride. i didn't like the thought of getting out to the hills and then having to turn around and come back home because of my knee so we ended up getting a strong 64 mile ride in around the hood. i pulled a lot, felt strong, and never felt a twinge of pain. that pain scared me a bit so i'm still a little gun shy to run. my plan for next week is to do all of my running miles on the elliptical, and swim and bike as planned. i've actually done a fair amount of training on an elliptical before, back in the day when i was training for a marathon and was having some issue with my piriformis, so i know that the ellip machine has an excellent cross-over training effect, so i'm not too worried about losing anything on the running. i think my playing it safe approach is the smart thing to do at this stage in the game.
so that is my mini update for now. i feel better now that i'm an up to date blogger and not a deadbeat. much love and peace out!