Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What a Difference a Day Makes

Yesterday was pretty much all rest—I kept my knee relaxed and raised during the day and let it chill for most of the evening. After dinner, however, Neil and I decided to go for a walk that turned into a little bit of a sprint once it started pouring outside. For the second time yesterday, the clouds opened up seconds after I walked outside. Sometimes I just feel a little bit like Eeyore.

Eeyore kind of day.But talk about improvement: yesterday simply moving my knee was horribly uncomfortable. Now, it just feels like a normal awkward knee (as they both have always been) and my fingers are crossed that it will stay that way! Plus, I was careful these past few days not to overcompensate with my right leg. I have always ended up hurting the other side immediately after my original injury has healed. And then the cycle persists.

So, what I would not like to talk about is race-day weather for Saturday. Forecasts from weather.com have been back-and-forth on whether we’ll be drenched in sunshine or rain. But I won’t try to campaign for one condition or another because no one in the weather control room ever listens.

My plan for today: rest my knee for the rest of the day (work on one of a billion things I have left for school during lunch) and take a jog after work if the weather permits. Maybe even if it doesn’t. I’m very excited that by this time next week I will be 5/7 done with my projects, presentations and paper for my classes, will have run my first 10-mile race and will be packing my bags for Portland!


Papa Louie said...

Glad to hear the knee is feeling better. Get plenty of rest before the race and you'll be ready to have a great time with the 10 miles. I did that race last year and had fun with the heavy fog during the run.

Joe said...

Is this race this weekend? If so, take it super easy on your knee for the rest of the week. Major just one or two short, EASY runs between now and then.

JenC said...

I just signed up for the race, so I'm in for sure. Hopefully, I'll get to meet you there. I plan to wear my Angela Forster Training white cap and hopefully my black Adidas shorts with the three white stripes on both sides.

If I don't see you, let me tell you good luck now. Have a great race and I hope your knees are rock solid!

Jim said...

Good luck G. I hope the weather is suuuuper deeee duper nice for you.