Running Diary November 2018 Week 1

Running Diary November 2018 Week 1 Title Image

November 5 – 11

Blame it on the a a a a a a alcohol

a picture of my knees the following morning
My knees the next morning

I have to be honest with you all…  I did not have a productive week in regards to running.  I’ve been getting over a cold, and my goal was to just go to the track two or three times and sit in my car.  If I was feeling any better, maybe I would go out and walk a bit!  However, that didn’t happen.  I did go to the track once, on Monday or Tuesday, but I didn’t go after that.  On Wednesday, I sat at my desk and watched as the American mid-term election results rolled in.  By the end of the day, my conclusion was that America sucked and I wanted to have pizza and just get drunk.  That’s exactly what I did.

I ate my pizza and drank lots of disgusting vodka mixed with sprite.  Then I went about bought more alcohol, soju and beer this time.  I somehow made it home, but soon talked to a friend on the phone and decided I would go hang out at her place because she too was drinking alone!  As I got to her apartment I fell, hard.  Of course it didn’t hurt bad then as I was still trashed, but I felt it the next morning.

Eight Hours Later….

As always, I wasn’t hung over, but my body was beat.  My face and lip were swollen because I face planted and my knees looked worse for wear.  Thursday I simply sat and didn’t walk much because I was genuinely in a lot of pain. Friday is when my knees really started to look bad.  Honestly, they look worse than they feel.  Thank goodness it’s winter and I can cover all this up, because summer is brutal and I wouldn’t be able to survive in jeans until this went away.  I have a feeling it’s going to take a long time to heal too…

A picture of my knee on friday
My knee on Friday

New Goals

Now it’s Monday and I don’t hurt much anymore, but I don’t want to push myself as my knees are a bit tender.  Because I don’t want to make things worse than they are, my goal is to go to the track 3 days this week and walk for 10-15 minutes.  I’m sure I’ll have my dogs out there as well to play fetch and get some energy out.  Yes, this was a set back as I was hoping to start C25K today, but shit happens.  I just need to learn from this and move forward 🙂

 

Want to see how I’m doing now?  Check out my running diary!
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