I wish I had better news to write today. Since last Tuesday when I wrote about my training I got some rather discouraging news from my doctor. I received a call on Friday morning from my doctor’s office regarding the x-ray they took of my left knee, when I went to see them last Monday. The x-ray showed some extra fluid around my knee and by running on it would only make it worse. The nurse knew the situation I was in (regarding my marathon) and advised me to: REST the knee as much as I can, ICE the area, use COMPRESSION gear, ELEVATE the knee and to take Motrin. She also told me to make sure I really take time to REST after the race and to give the office a call after my race as to what we will do next. I have no idea what that means. The nurse didn’t either, so today I put a call to my doctor’s office to get more information on what the ramifications of running the marathon will do to my knee.
The Longest Streak: 9 days!
No, this is not a good long streak. This is the longest number of consecutive days that I have not run in almost a year. I am freaking out these days. I know I need to rest my knee. I know running could make things worse, but I also know that I want to do this marathon. I am even okay with doing the run/walk method if it means that I will be able to finish this race.
As of today, Monday, October 7, 2013, 6 days out from the race, I still have not decided on what I am going to do. I’m sure all my friends and family wish I wouldn’t even try to do this marathon. I know they would hate to see me get hurt and something really bad happen out on the course. Trust me I don’t want that either! I guess in my mind I feel like I can still do this and actually finish and the only problem is that I don’t know if my body feels the same way. My worst fear is that my knee starts hurting at mile 2 and the pain gets so bad that I can’t even walk…..
This is what I have been sporting lately:
I will update you all on what I decide to do……