Two miles in the morning

by - Monday, July 14, 2008

You may have assumed from the title of this post that I was able to get some running in this weekend. And you would be right.

I ran two miles this morning before work. It's been the first time I've been able to run for real since my injury and I pretty much wanted to do a dance when I got home. (Except I was too exhausted because I ran those two miles in 19:23 or something like that....which is faster than I normally run and way way faster than I should be coming off a month and a half running hiatus.)

Now I have more energy, and I'm doing a little dance in my chair.

Holy humidity though Batman. This morning's run was uncomfortable. (Not that I'm complaining, I was just happy to be out running.)

My knee was still taped up good and the tape really seemed to help. I felt a really really dull ache in my knee around 2:44, but after that everything seemed fine.

After my shower when I took the tape off (after four days and a few showers it was getting kind of gross) my knee was screaming in pain when I tried to walk. It's not so bad now, it just feels a little weak (? not sure if that's the right word...) without the tape to support it.

I have PT tonight so I have plenty to report back to them.

In other news, this weekend was a ton of fun. Friday night I hung out with a really good friend from high school who I haven't seen in a long time. So we spent a bunch of time catching up and watching Kill Bill (we both thought it was a little out there...)

Saturday was the wedding shower and the graduation party. I'll try to remember to post some pictures from the shower when I get them downloaded to my computer.

And Sunday was awesome because my mom and I went shopping at the brand new Under Armour outlet they built about 45 minutes from my parent's house. Whooo hooo more UA gear. I got a new pair of shorts, a tank top and a sports bra. They are super awesome! (I was going to post pics of my new stuff but I can't find it on the UA Web site.)

ORN: (I haven't been able to post one of these in ages!)
2.04 miles, 19:23

P.S. I definitely accidentally posted this in the Blogland Book Club blog because I clicked the wrong link. I think I got it deleted out of there, but sorry if it pops up twice in anyone's readers.

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18 comments

  1. YEA!
    So glad that you got a good run in.
    In all seriousness I am interested to know if the technique that they use to tape your knee has a name...I might try and see if taping works better than braces for me. Hope PT goes well tonight
    Sounds like a fun weekend too! You know me..I look forward to the pics!
    Take Care

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  2. Yea, that's awesome. Ease back into it, chica!! We want the knee to hold up a lifetime! Woot!!

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  3. That's great that you were able to run. Just be careful. :-)

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  4. Yay for the run!

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  5. Alright chica!! Looking good! I'm sure it prob feels good to be back, if only a little bit ;-)

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  6. So glad you were able to run 2 miles! That's great! Glad it went well for you. Keep taking care of that knee.

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  7. Take it slow. Sounds like you need to continue the PT so your knee heals 100%.

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  8. YAY!! I am so glad you were able to get out there and run. WooooHoooo!

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  9. Soooo glad to hear you got in a good run! Speedy to! Be careful! :)

    Glad to hear you had a great weekend!

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  10. So glad it was a good run!!!

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  11. Way to get back on the road. Slow and steady will do it!

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  12. Yay! congrats on the run! glad you're in better spirits and running is looking up. ps- love the holy humidity, batman thing! rofl

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  13. Woo! Happy running dance!

    Now, go take it easy girl! You owe it to yourself!

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  14. YEAH for the run!! (And for the ensuing dance...)

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  15. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I had my back taped once and I couldn't leave the tape on after 2 days. It just gets so gross! But it did make me feel kinda cool. ha ha.

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  16. A dood run and a good weekend!!!.
    Go on.
    Groet Rinus from Holland.
    http://rinusrunning.punt.nl/?home=1

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  17. Yeah! That's great that you got to run.

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  18. Great job on getting those 2 miles, and a fast 2 miles at that!!! What's going on with PT McHottie???

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