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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  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

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

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

  4. Yay for the run!

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

  6. Anonymous4:47 PM

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

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

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

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

    Glad to hear you had a great weekend!

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

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

  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

  13. Woo! Happy running dance!

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

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

  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.

  16. A dood run and a good weekend!!!.
    Go on.
    Groet Rinus from Holland.

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

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