on the moving stress.
: to feel better soon. I know you feel like missing out on the training is going to cause problems, but you've got to take care of yourself and let your body heal. At this point, the majority of your training is done, and while it sucks, taking a few days off to recover isn't going to cause a major backslide. Get lots of sleep and lots of fluids, and don't stress yourself out about it, you still have plenty of time!
Originally Posted by HelloKitty
Is knee pain normal for beginning joggers? Is it something I can just work through? Can I keep jogging (please say yes)?
I would say that some pain and discomfort isn't unusual as your body gets used to the stress of pounding on the ground, BUT the fact that it's not going away pretty quickly even with icing afterwards is a little troubling. I would definitely try some quad strengthening exercises to start with. If they don't seem to be helping, your shoes may be part of the problem. Even though they're pretty new, if they're the wrong shoe for you, they can cause issues. Did you go to a good running store where they watch you run in the shoes to make sure that the shoe is doing what it's supposed to? Even if it feels good, if it's not giving you the right kind of support for your foot, you can get problems all the way up the chain. In the meantime, keep hitting it hard with the ice! And welcome aboard!
So, H called the biker last night and talked to him. The biker doesn't want us to file with insurance, I guess just kind of made it sound like if we could help him out a little, it would be helpful. H got the same impression I did of him, that he seems like a nice enough guy and we're leaning towards him being on the up and up but there's just something kind of weird/off about him. H's impression is that he's on a pretty tight budget and just genuinely needs some financial help. I think we're going to talk to a lawyer about what to do if we do decide to give him some $ as a goodwill gesture so that we don't end up assuming any liability. It doesn't sound like the guy would be out to sue us or anything, so that's good, but you just never know these days. Not that he would win if he did, but that's just one more stress we do not need right now!
And more fabulous news, took the dog to the vet for his wellness check today. He needs his teeth cleaned, AND he has a broken tooth that needs extracted. Estimate...$750.
When it rains, it pours...
rr~On a MUCH brighter note, I got a good 20 mile bike ride in this morning with DS in the trailer. I think my bike fit helped at least a little. I'm still having some discomfort, but not nearly as much actual pain as I was. I think that was probably my last major workout until after next weekend's tri! I'm currently debating whether or not to sign up for a 10 mile race on Labor Day or not. I can do the distance, but not sure if I'm up for racing it or not. I think I'm going to sign up for the Denver Half-Marathon in October, though. And still contemplating possibly a January full. Shhh...
DS is down for his nap, and the jackhammering construction people seem to be gone today, so I think I'm going to finally take the long overdue afternoon nap I've been trying to get in all week!