Saturday, January 19, 2008

It makes me do things like grind my teeth.....

I first noticed it a little bit on Sunday after my run whilst using the Roman Chair. Then, nothing for two days, until I felt it again about an hour after my morning spin on the trainer. Then, I noticed it more and more. After a swim. Walking around campus. During my core workout. Then I noticed something important...

swelling on the posterior portion of my knee....

...and a lingering stiffness. Not sore. No pain. A little swollen and stiff.

So, when I realized that I might have a little problem I decided to forgo my trainer session and run yesterday, and opted for a rest day.....

.....until 7:00 hit and I NEEDED to get a workout in, so I hit the pool for 2500 yards, which I believe is my longest swim workout since I began swimming last fall. Yes, I had to relieve a 'lil stress. I went through with my trainer session this morning, have been icing all afternoon and into this evening....

......and now I've got to wait and see how the knee feels tomorrow. I'd just take a big rest (and I may have to), but I'm just about ready for a half-mary PR on March 2nd...and I'm about ready to start my build for the TOSRV.

Besides RICE, what else does someone do who is a bit stressed out about a swollen knee? Finally register for Steelhead. And the TOSRV. And purchase my USAT membership. And spend some time trying to put together a race schedule with all of my "B" and "C" races. And start bike shopping. If anything can get your mind off of a tweaky knee, it is planning out your racing season,

and this.......
*of course I can't afford that bike.....but it is way prettier than my stiff, swollen knee.

7 comments:

Jodi said...

That bike is HAWT!

I'm so glad you'll be at Steelhead! It should be a blast! We need to organize a carb loading dinner.

:-)

Jodi

tracie said...

ooooohhhhhh fancy bike! i hope the knee feels better! :)

triguyjt said...

did you buy the cervelo??? or are you just lusting after it???

easy on the knee,fella...
how about a week in the pool and lots of upper body.?? work on those guns!!!! ha

B Bop said...

....no, unfortunately I did not buy that bike. If I do find a new bicycle for myself it will probably have much less carbon fiber and not say dura-ace on any part of the machine.

Charlie said...

Bar end shifters are always DA. SO you can always say it is a DA mix.

Be good to that knee.
See you in the morning for the vegan pancakes you rave about.
Speaking of, Jodi we have a steelhead vegan feast in the works. I will keep you informed.

Veg*Triathlete said...

I hope the knee's doing better. Imaginary dreambike shopping and race registration are definitely part of the cure!

DaisyDuc said...

Take care of yourself.

Be forewarned, you PR that half on 3/2 and you should be rewarded bonus points as it is a tough one!