Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Bit Slow . . . In More Ways Than One!

Hey y'all! As you can see, this post is about the many ways in which I am "slow" . . . or rather, it's about two ways in which I'm slow (I'm too tired/hungry/lazy to come up with more than that--lay off me!). First of all, can you believe I missed my 100th post?! Yeah, well I did. I'm a little--you guessed it--slow. But hey, it only took me until my 101st post to catch on to that one, so I suppose I'm not *that* slow. But yay, happy 100 (and 1) posts to me! :)

The other way in which I'm slow is a tad bit exciting for me to report. Yesterday--exactly nine weeks after suffering the knee catastrophe--I hopped on the treadmill, anxious to see what would happen. Now, I should confess that my physical therapist didn't exactly give me the go ahead to do this . . . but I just couldn't stand it any longer. Plus, all the bikes and ellipticals were somehow taken when I got to the gym (okay, that's a lie--but there were like twelve lonely treadmills in a row, begging me to hop on!). At first, I thought about just walking at a brisk pace at a bit of an incline. But being on that machine was too tempting--I HAD to try running a bit! With a promise to myself that I'd stop if I felt even the slightest twinge of pain, I kicked the treadmill up to a blistering 12:00/mile pace--practically Kenyan, I know. I can't believe I'm about to write this, but I, Irish Cream, managed to cover a mile without any knee pain! :) Oh treadmill, how I love thee (please disregard this rant--I was SO out of line!)

Then? Guess what I did today? I ran TWO MILES, once again at a SLOOOOOW 12:00/mile pace. And? Next to no knee pain! But, of course, being the good little girl I am, I can't help but feel guilty about my secret meet-ups with the treadmill. Thus, I think I'm going to have to tell my PT about them at my appointment on Friday. Or maybe I can get all tricky and get her to say it's okay to run without actually telling her I cheated. Hmm . . . yes. I have some scheming to do! At any rate, it's great to be back!

In closing, YAY RUNNING! :) (someone's feeling the effects of endorphins!)


The Laminator said...

Congrats on your (100+1) post! It's been fun stalking, no I mean, following you around =P

Yay for your running, indeed! Now you can have your own running adventures instead of having to hop on and live vicariously through everyone elses. (It's always better to have your own, trust me!)

Let's hope you come up with a good story for your PT!

Constantine said...

Its good to see your knee has healed. Just avoid hills and you will avoid recurrence.

Keep moving, Keep running

Rachel said...

Awesome...Glad to hear that you didn't have any pain! Although I must say...I was scared for you. You don't want to make it worse so be careful. I hope your PT clears you for running...even if it is just a little.

Orange Trails said...

Hey great news. Actually a two for one. A new hair style and a new start, doing what we all love! WooHoo!!

Meg said...

Congrats in getting back into running! I'm glad to hear you're pain-free. I can understand the temptation to "just see.."

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