Jo--I'm so sorry about your kitty. What a lousy start to the morning. I hope your family will be okay and have a chance to grieve for Milo.
DH stayed home today (also
) because his stomach hurt. Instead of being all snarky about him taking a day off, because he does that more often than I'd like, I took this as an opportunity to sleep a tiny bit in this morning and get a run later on. Not when DD got back from kindergarten at noon, of course, or before ballet, because that starts at 3:45 and DH slept until 2:30. I
here because I refrained from it all day at home.
Anyway, on the drive home from ballet, my knee felt sort of funky. Not my usual knee issue; this was behind my knee instead of my kneecap. I mentioned it to DH on my way out, told him I was going to try to do 7 miles, so I'd be back in an hour and fifteen minutes or so, but if my knee didn't hold out, I'd be back earlier and grouchy.
WHY, OH WHY, AM I SO RESISTANT TO LISTENING TO MY BODY?!!
I got to the end of my road and decided to do the short loop instead of the long loop. What I should have done is turned right around and walked back home. 3 miles in, I had terrible shooting pain from behind my kneecap down into my calf. I walked for three minutes and it went away. This pattern repeated twice more on the rest of my time home. And now, six hours later, it still hurts to completely straighten my leg, and it hurts to walk on it. Sometimes I make myself so
. I let my distance goal be more important than the ultimate goal of keeping my body healthy.
Dare I hope it will feel better tomorrow?