Friday, July 10, 2009

Brief Update

I'm here - just swamped with studying right now. I have a major certification test coming up next week and I've been studying like a mad woman. My test is on Wednesday. (Ack - just five days away!) Please send some good luck my way. I need all the help I can get here!!

I ran a good six miles this morning and the knee did great. I had my knee compression sleeve on coupled with my patella band and it was a relatively pain free run. I LOVED it. I was totally sucking wind the first couple of miles. I could definitely tell I hadn't been running. I was wheezing like a 300 lb fat guy who smokes two packs a day out there. But after about two miles my body settled into it and we had a great run. And I felt like I sweat off about 10 lbs of crap. My clothes were SOAKED, but man it just felt great to get out there and push my body again.

I'm heading to the orthopedist this afternoon so he can check out the knee. Of course - it's feeling better today, but I'm going anyway. I want to talk to him about possible orthotics (if they would help me) and anything else I should be doing for the knee. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

I'll chime in next week and check on all you guys. Sorry I'm MIA, but I'll be back soon. I promise.

Today I LOVE: making flashcards...the best way to study!


Anonymous said...

Sweet run, JJ! I'm praying for you and the test. Good luck at the doc today! :)

Marlene said...

Good luck!!!

And yay for a (relatively) pain-free run!

Jo Lynn said...

I hope you get better news at the orthopedist than I did. A pain free six mile run - aaaah, what I would do for that right now.

Good luck on your test. ;)

Julia said...

Hi, I just found your blog. I'm sending all my good vibes along your way. I know you will ace that test!
What kind of knee compressions do you use? I'm interested, as my knees can use a little more love :)
thanks, and happy Friday!

The Happy Runner said...

Good luck!!!

I love flashcards, too :-)

RBR said...

Good luck on your test! I postpones my Masters comp exams for Ironman and now I have to face the music this fall, so I will be feeling your pain.

Speaking of pain... WOO HOO! on your pain free run!

Gina Harris said...

Great run, Jen. Good luck on your test. I know you'll do great!

Marky Mark said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Truly so glad you're able to run through the pain (literally) ... though it stinks to be limited and have the thought of an injury nagging you every time you head out the door, it's a heckuva lot better than drooling with jealousy every time you see someone running on the side of the road when you're driving to physical therapy!

cami said...

I hope your test went well. Flashcards are a great way to study!

NoMeatAthlete said...

I hope the test went well! (And that that's not you in the picture, drinking Red Bull. Yuck!)

DuffRunner said...

thanks for the follow on twitter and the blip. I forgot I liked that song too!

sorry to hear about your knee. I've had my share too. I've just discovered your blog so i don't know WHERE the pain is, but I've had chondromalacia and IT Band Syndrome. Both suck.

Be well and thanks again.