November 5 – 11
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.
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…
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 🙂