Sunday, January 31, 2010

The good, the bad, and the ugly...

That is the roller coaster I went thru this week.  The good was on Saturday when I felt pretty darn good running.  The bad was when my knee cap started to feel like it was going to pop off the front of my leg.  The ugly...well that was my hair after running in the rain yesterday.  It was sticking straight up in the air and then going off on all kinds of tangents.  Today I just wore a hat from the get go so it wouldn't be so bad while out in public.

I am starting to get worried that I will never be in good enough shape to run the half on May 2nd.  My knee just doesn't seem to want to get with the program, and I don't have that long to get ready.  Somehow I have to keep from getting so anxious that I don't get anything done...but that is easier said of course.  I will do my best to keep my diet on track and work out to the best of my physical ability.  Can't ask more from my 50 year old self than that.

Looking forward to my 50th birthday party.  Bring on the Senior discounts!


  1. Way back when (when I was a lil' whipper snapper in college), I couldn't run more than 2 miles without knee pain. I ended up becoming a cyclist for about a year. Then, my bike frame broke. Not having my wheels, I decided to try running, and it worked! Haven't had knee issues. I think, sometimes, the muscles built by cross training can really help you more than just training with one modality. Just an idea....

  2. PS: Part of the reason I run very early in the morning is no one can see my hair.

  3. One day at a time! It's such sage advice and impossible (for me) to follow, but I try!

  4. Hey Celeste ~ It worked for my brother too. He had horrible knees and started riding a road bike. It tightended up all those things that hold the knee and keep it tracking properly. I have two bikes...but they sit in the basement. I intend to get a track stand so I can ride indoors.