By the time I got to work this morning, I had already put in 50 hours this week. I’m wiped and things have just been insane the last few weeks, so I apologize for my lack of posting.
Not much has been going on, really. Except that I’ve gotten fatter again thanks to my long hours and crappy eating habits. And I’m debating on whether I should drop out of the October half marathon, or just deal with my knee pain until then and then go see a surgeon. I had surgery on my right knee about 5 years ago and I can tell the same issues are happening with my left, so I’ll need surgery at some point. Now is just a matter of deciding if I want one last running hurrah or if I should throw in the towel now.
I lean toward one last hurrah. Because I’m stubborn and don’t want to quit.
But my knee does not feel like a happy knee. I work in the attic (third floor) of our building and often have to visit the basement, and those trips have been far less pleasant over the last two weeks. Not a good sign.
Here’s the thing. I can’t even say that I really like running…I like the sense of accomplishment I feel when I complete a good distance, but I don’t like the actual running. I’d rather do strength training and cardio in my basement. But damn it, I signed up for this half and I WANT TO FINISH IT.
But I also don’t want to cause damage that will prevent me from doing the activities I do love, like playing volleyball.
So what’s a girl to do? What would you do? What would Brian Boitano do?
Seriously, I’d love some opinions from the blogosphere. Here are your presents for helping me:
My favorite thing from this week (thanks, Kenz!):