I feel like crap.
I know I should be thankful that this sudden case of the flu came on this week and not two weeks ago (and I am), but it still sucks. I feel like crap.
Did I already mention that?
Unfortunately, the flu is not the only thing keeping me down these past couple of weeks. It seems that running 26.2 miles was a little bit too much on the old knees. I guess that's what happens when you have chicken legs from the knees down. Anyway, I have developed a case of Runner's Knee in BOTH knees which has prevented me from jumping back into the swing of things for my Miami Marathon Training program. It's frustrating for two reasons.
1. Everyone else I ran with feels great.
This is awesome for them, however it's killing me that everyone is out there running 13 miles and I can barely get through one. It hurts to know I felt so good during training and the marathon and now I am injured.
2. The weather is incredible right now!!!
I have been waiting MONTHS for this weather to get here. I have been running in 85+ degrees and 80+humidity in the DARK since MAY just reassuring myself that even though the summers here SUCK, the fall/winters more than make up for it. So here it is, the first cold front of the year. The highs are in the low, low 80's, humidity in the low 70's and it's AMAZING! And here I sit in my house, for the FOURTH day in a ROW, watching people run by my house.
Yes, I am totally feeling sorry for myself, I know.
I did get to the gym a couple of times last week. I lifted a couple of times and rode the elliptical once, which only bothered my knees at the end of the 40 minute workout. Then last Thursday I woke up early for a slow 3 mile run, ran for about 7 minutes, then turned around and ran back home. My knees just weren't ready.
Then Saturday, my Miami Training group had a 13 mile run scheduled. I decided just to run the first three since I still wasn't sure. It was O.K. but definitely still hurt. And the rest of the day my knees were killing me.
Then I got sick.
So since then, I have been sitting on my couch, drinking Thera Flu, blowing my nose, icing my knees and popping ibuprofen. Nothin' but a party around here. :)
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