Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bumps in the road

Last week I finally got the verdict on my knee injury that happened the week of Thanksgiving. Officially, I have a partially torn ACL. The good news is that I don't need to have surgery, but I will have to do some rehab and I got a cortisone shot last Thursday to help with the residual swelling they could see on my MRI. My doctor told me that I should be able to see a difference within a few days from the shot and then the rehab will strengthen my knee / leg to get me back to full strength. I've got my next half marathon in 4.5 weeks, so I backtracked into a short training plan and did 8 miles this past weekend. I wasn't going for any time goal, but I started running and I felt pretty good, so I just ran by feel and tried to keep myself going. I still struggled with motivation a bit, but the weather was awesome (68 degrees!) and I was able to average under an 11 minute pace for the whole 8 miles. My knee felt really good during and after the run, so I definitely can tell a difference since the shot on Thursday. 

So, I've hit a couple bumps in the road, but I'm (hopefully) getting back into the swing of training and I've already signed up for my next challenge! 


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