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Getting my run on.


Have I told you about my knee?  Of course I haven’t.  I hardly ever update this pitiful blog.  Well, Sunday night I did 65 minutes on the elliptical.  I’m sort of trying to get ready for this weekends duathlon you know.  Anyway, 65 minutes.  I was feeling pretty good about myself.  My legs were nice and tired but not shot.  I was a sweaty mess.  I had done something at least.  And then Monday morning my right knee started twinging.  You know, twinging.  That’s a word, right?  Anyway, it sort of maybe hurt a little?  Yesterday it was a bit worse and today it’s maybe slightly worse, veering into hurting territory rather than twingy.  It’s not my IT band on the outside of my knee.  It’s under my knee cap and kind of the whole front of my knee.  Have I iced?  Ibuprofen?  Elevated?  No, of course not.  That would make sense.  Instead I’ve not worked out.  I’m sure that will come in real handy on Sunday when I completely suck at the duathlon.  So, yeah.  I’m a little scared about what’s going on with my knee.

But really?  It’s nothing like the fear I have about this duathlon.  I should have signed up for the fun course.  I didn’t know there was a fun course when I signed up but if I had, I probably wouldn’t have signed up for it anyway.  Sigh.  I’m not ready.  Sure, I can ride my bike for over an hour – on the bike trainer.  On a road?  With hills?  Yeah, not so confident.  And sure, I can elliptical for 65 minutes.  But run on a road?  With hills?  Yeah, not so confident.  And doing a run (with will probably take me 40 pitiful minutes) and then biking (which will probably take me an hour and a half) and then running again (another pitiful 40 minutes) is so going to take everything out of me!  My back to work schedule dictates that I’ll be working out at 5am (unlikely!) or at 8:30 or 9pm at night.  Now that it’s dark out at 8:30pm I don’t really want to run outside and obviously it’s not really a great idea to bike on the road when it’s dark either.  Let’s just say the cars in this part of the cities are not too kind to cyclists.  It’s sad really.

Anyway, I’m scared.  My knee is bothering me and I’m going to suck on Sunday.  How’s that for a downer of a post!  Yikes.

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