Thursday, August 03, 2006

Warning: a very grumpy post.

I was all set to write a wonderful, empowered blog post tonight. Mark met me after work and I went on my first 8ish mile run after work. The sun was shining, the sea was glinting and I was running! I was thinking about you all as I ran up a long hill, listening to Deb Talan's song, "Big Strong Girl." I thought about how far I had come in the last few years, and I was all excited to be 'in training.'

A few miles in I felt a funny twinge in my knee. Stupidly, I ignored it. I ran a bit, walked a bit, and ran a bit more. Then we walked up a big hill and when we were on the flat again we started running and the funny twinge came back but this time there was a definite 'poing.' That time I stopped. Duh. Little miss listen to her body should have listened the first time. I told Mark to run ahead of me and I would meet him at the beach but as I walked home it hurt more and more until I was seriously limping and now I am sitting with a bag of frozen peas on my knee.

GRRRrrrroooOOOOOooooowwwWWWWWWWlllllLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. All of this bloody training and I'm sitting here with 10 weeks to go until my run with a damaged knee. (There's swearing in my head right now but I will spare you the naughty words.) I'm not a very happy camper at all. Damnit. (Ooops, okay, ONE swear word is okay...) Sigh. Sorry for the unhappiness. Especially when it's my own darn fault.

Please tell me something nice...

14 comments:

Susannah said...

i'm going to swear on you behalf - FUCK! - poor you baby, what a nightmare..... ummm, something nice..... in 4 days you me and Mad will be sipping wine and gossiping, sittin gin the sun - *that* is something to look foward to ! love to you xx

melba said...

I hate when I don't listen to my body.
Scribble. Sometimes that helps me when I am mad.
Rest and think positive thoights. The mind is more powerful than the body.
XO,
melba

M said...

Ouch!! Yowzers, that cannot be fun - you poor thing. They always say the body is trying to tell us something, but sometimes I just want it to shut up and do what I want!! Put lots of ice on it and rest, and get some major pampering.
Something nice...you now have a running injury story, how cool is that!?!
Hang in, big hugs!!

Earth Monkey said...

hi megg, that royally sucks. well the fact that you had an "8ish mile run" is the queue is rather impressive. that is a damn big accomplishment and even half of that is really a great feat. your perserverence is inspiring. and in fact your anger is even more so. it is showing your passion about your commitment to running. i guess it is the ebb and flow of being an athlete... the glitches, the twinges, pings, pain, etc. enjoy the ice and maybe talk to your knee. just tell it you are paying attention (now) =) wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery.

Colorsonmymind said...

Shit!

Had to say that for you dear one.

That really sucks ass. I am sending lot's of healing vibes, that it will all settle back to normal-so you can continue your training.

Your support made me well up with happiness today:)

XOXO

Alexandra S said...

Ohhhhhh Meggggg!!!!! Well heres something for you to look forward to! Since I know you wanted to go to the SCBWI conference I am going to compile my and Laini and Jim's notes from all the different workshops and speakers and put them in a beautiful little notebook for you and send them to you to enjoy, ok? I have sympathy pains-my right foot has been hurting and I learned it is likely related to the extra weight I carry ) : - I'm calling it "fatfoot." But we will keep on, both of us, I won't give up if you won't! xoxo

Colleen said...

Awwww Meg,
Sorry about your boo boo! I'm very proud of you being Miss Runner these days! I think the last time I ran was maybe durring a game of Stones at camp or to chase my wee ones across the back yard! The bag of Peas on your knee reminds me of camp. he he... A nice thing... ooh I'm actually pretty grumpy today too. I'll have to get back to you on that one. :o) Feel better soon!

Karen said...

I bet Mark will make a mean pea soup when you're finished with your peas :) His cooking always makes people feel better!! xoxo Hopefully it works for knees too!

Jamie said...

You are a big strong girl and you're going to heal up real good. Let the grumpies go wild and then pamper yourself and your body to remind her you love her. Sending you healing vibes, Jamie

Jennifer said...

oh no!

(you are too cute with your swear words!)

la vie en rose said...

you are a big strong girl in so many, many ways, you beautiful thing you...

Frankie said...

Awww poor Meg!! Thoughts and love dear! Get well soon! xoxo

b/sistersshoes said...

Poor sweetie :(

sending you powerful knee healing mojo !!!

xo Darlene

liz elayne said...

oh my beautiful friend...i hope this weekend has brought some healing to your knee! take care of yourself.

and something nice. hmmm...how about i hope to one day soon sing that song, big strong girl, with you. yes. just listen to it and sing together. some day...