Back in May I fell down a flight of stairs in our house. It wasn’t a little slip but rather a HUGE WIPEOUT and I was pretty sore and bruised for about 2 weeks. I had large dark purple bruises on my back, butt and legs. In addition to my hematomas, I had leg and back pain and my arms were oddly sore. My bruises healed, by back pain went away but my knees (particularly my left knee) continued to hurt. I was grinning and bearing it until 2 weeks ago when I finally broke down and went to the doctor. Honestly, I don’t mind the pain (it is bearable, but not exercising is starting to get to me). If you think losing weight over 4o is hard, try not being able to exercise…IT SUCKS.
So I went to the doctor only to find out that I tore a ligament. There is good news and bad news. Good news, the doctor thinks Physical Therapy might work. The bad news is the word “might.” I’ve had knee issues ever since I first dislocated my right knee when I was 16 years old. I’m optimistic, but pretty sure that Physical Therapy is only a band-aid. Only time will tell and I have 8 weeks of physical therapy ahead of me. I’ve been told no running, jumping or stair climbing (Have I mentioned to you that I live in a FOUR STORY townhouse? ). I was told to take 2 weeks off of all physical activity (swimming and biking) and minimize my walking.
It’s really hard to sit by the sidelines and watch other people exercise and train for races. Ever since reading Spartan UP I have been wanting to train for a Spartan race but I’ve put that training on hold. Right now I’m hoping to get back to running and biking pain free. I wouldn’t mind a 5K Personal Worst right now because a PW is better than DID NOT START (DNS).
So as I sit by the sidelines rehabbing my knee I’ll be watching the 2014 Spartan Race World Championship Race in Killington Vermont on September 20th. So that I can live vicariously though my readers, I’m giving away a Spartan Race Entry.
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If you don’t win but still aspire to be a Spartan use the promotion code SPARTANBLOGGER for 10% off of any race. Looking to up your game and training, Check out the Spartan Cruise they are hosting this March. Enter to win a free cruise and airfare out of Miami (US residents only) http://bit.ly/spartancruisegiveaway
Injuries suck and there is no sugar coating it. I hope to be back in the game soon.