Monday is my rest day. After work, J.R. and I took a walk to the park, then to the store. I loaded up on a ton of fruit. I'm very excited about all the options I now have sitting in my fridge. Peaches, nectarines, grapes, strawberries, blackberries and apples. Oh my! I'm contemplating a wonderful smoothie for later.
Tuesday morning I was up and swinging away. This particular workout called for 135 squats and 270 swings on top of the normal 120 swing warm up. There were other moves involved but I was exhausted by the amount of leg work today. But it's good for me.
Tuesday was also my doctor's visit. Well, I wasn't pleased to say the least. I almost feel like it was a waste of time. But I am getting some much needed blood work done so I'm ok with it. I was basically told my knee needed rest. Yep. I figured that. That's what I've been doing. (Though I'm sure all those squats and swings didn't help matters this morning.) I was told to take a regimen of ibuprofen for the next week to help with the inflammation Ok got it.
I was then told cycling was no good either. Wait hold up. What? Cycling is supposed to be better on your knees. I tried explained this to her. I was then told it's the same movement. I explained my knee only hurts when I run or walk down hill after long distances, not when I cycle. She wouldn't budge. I was told swimming was good. Well, that's fantastic. I don't exactly have access to a pool I can swim laps in at the moment.
So now I'm left with attempting to figure out what to do to lay off the knee for the next two weeks but not lose everything I've gained fitness-wise these past few weeks. My walks with J.R. have been good. They haven't hurt my knee. I take it pretty easy and we don't go far. But this isn't exactly peaking my cardio either. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. This runner is not a happy camper at the moment. I just want to be able to run. Is that too much to ask?
On a good note, my school's charter was finally renewed for the next two years. It wasn't something I was overly concerned about. But having that question answered is a big relief around the workplace. Now maybe we can focus on finishing out the year. This teacher has major senioritis. 5 1/2 weeks to go. Just don't ask me how much grading I have to do. It isn't pretty.
Today's prompt is: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Here they are in no particular order.
Olympic Hopes - Race recap of my first Olympic triathlon in September.
Weekend in San Diego - Race recap of Hot Chocolate 5K and the worst ride ever!
The New Discovered and the Old Revisited - Discussing my recent struggle to lose weight
Sweet Redemption - Conquering 10 miles after my initial attempt
Solving Life's Questions - Pondering what I do
Just gotta keep moving!
Have you dealt with any injuries? How did you handle it?