Here we are 9 weeks later, running for 2.75 miles! We talk about how amazing it is that we can run for more than 30 minutes! Remember back when we thought we would die after 1 minute!?
Not my knees - my knees are less hairy and more puffy.
The Sob Story Starts Here:
I was vacuuming my daughter's apartment (picked her up from college and helped her move out) and jammed the vacuum cleaner into my knee cap, dislodging the knee cap and causing great suffering and gnashing of teeth. A day later I was at the orthopedic specialist's office, begging him to make it better. He gave me a cortisone shot under the knee cap, prescribed some arthritis medication and told me not to run until it is healed. How long is that? One week? 3 months? Arrgghh!
Roland is concerned about my mental state. I have worked so hard for this - and to have it taken away by a vacuum cleaner - a cheap stinky vacuum at that! So he took me to the fancy runner's store (they don't carry clothes in my size) to get a special fitting for new running shoes. Oh, these shoes are so fabulous! I can't wait to start running in them.
I will run as much of the race as I can - and we will still celebrate our success with breakfast at Adam's Mountain Cafe (my new fav. restaurant) - but this isn't the real race for me. I need a new race to work towards - maybe something in June?