5.19.2008

So far, so good...

Got my long run for the week in (funny how easy a "long" run of 11 miles feels after completing a 16 mile "long" run just a few weeks ago). Thankfully my right knee held up just fine. It's a little cranky, but feels no worse after my run than it did before. I just need to keep up with the daily quad strengthening exercises to help pull my patella into the proper track through my entire gait cycle.

Actually, I was a little nervous for the first couple of miles...my calves were really tight and my left arch felt a bit sore, too. I haven't had either of those issues in ages. I chalk it up to babying my knee and running a bit unnaturally. Probably took me a couple of miles to warm-up and convince my legs that all was well. I did keep the pace down a little slower than usual, though--to not overtax my knee or my lungs.

I had a sort of unintentional "compliment" of sorts this afternoon. I had just finished 10 of my 11 miles and was plodding my sweaty butt home. On the bike path I met up with about half a dozen emo/goth kids all dressed in black and on scooters and inline skates. One of the kids asked me "hey, how are ya'?"

I told him "tired...10 miles will do that to a person."

His face got like this ---> 8^O and he said "TEN MILES?!"

I replied "yep, and I did 15.5 last weekend."

Kid was speechless...then he yelled to his buddies, "hey, this lady just ran TEN MILES!!!" The guys were pretty impressed. The lone female looked bored.

5 comments:

  1. Great job, k! Very smart on the knee and strengthening stuff.... I wouldn't expect anything less from a smart lady like you to be on top of something like this.

    I hope the new meds work out well for your asthma too. Funny, I just noticed yesterday while on the road how many trees were still in bloom. Of course they're pretty, but a pain to allergy sufferers like yourself.

    Have a good week!

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  2. LOL- love the reaction of the kids.

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  3. Heh, sometimes I think I should be a PE teacher. I think teenagers are a hoot! Pre-kid I had intentions to go back to school and finish up my teaching cert. (my 2nd BA was in English Lit w/Secondary Ed. emphasis) to eventually teach English and/or Journalism...but sometimes I think I should go back and get certified for PE. ;)

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  4. That's some MAJOR props coming from kids THAT age. They probably think you're whacked.

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  5. It's probably a little like when we tell Jlynnbob that he's nuts... ;)

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