Monday, February 11, 2008

My first run of the season: Not so good...

Yesterday was so beautiful. It was just one of those beautiful Colorado days...we woke up to 40 degree weather and it just got warmer as the day went on. The sky was so blue and I thought...this is a perfect day for my first run of the season. For the last two years, in March I have started running 3 miles - 3 or more times a week for as long as I can go before I injure myself for the rest of the summer. In 2006, I threw my back out in June. Last year, I was able to run until July when my knees started giving me major problems. Well, I really wanted run the Running O' The Green Lucky 7K in March this year so yesterday I went on my first run of the season. It felt so good to be back running...I never thought I would love running like I do, but I start to crave it. I ran for only a half mile when the failure pain in my knee came back...we had to stop and walk a bit...I tried to run again and it was still so painful. We ended up walking the 3 miles. I thought that it would feel better today, but I am still hurting. I went the to DR's (I hate going to the Dr's) and she told me she thinks I have patella tendonitis so now I will be going to my first physical therapy session on Thursday...not fun.
To top it all off...on Sunday I started playing with the idea of trying to do a marathon in late 2008. My adoption buddy, Melodie has really inspired me. I was looking into the 2008 Nike Woman's marathon in San Francisco...I love San Fran and I also love that it is a sea level...we'll see what happens...

2 comments:

Orrange said...

or you can do the TRI for the Cure with me! Then you're only running 3.1 miles and biking and swimming the rest, both of which are better on your knees!

Melodie Monberg said...

Hang in there. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to do what you love...both Matt and I have suffered through injuries.

Do Nike! I am hoping (pending when we get the baby) to do that same marathon with my friend, Liz. How fun if we all ended up there together and ran! I've heard it's an amazing marathon.