After being sick with a head cold all week, I ventured out for the first time on Saturday for my friend Cara's baby shower. It was a gorgeous shower. Though I miss my marathon training partner, I'm excited to meet mini-Cara soon!
After the baby shower, I headed to Smyrna for my niece Jessica's 4th birthday party. In typical 4 year old fashion, Jessica wore her Christmas dress & a tiara, like you do.
Jessica got her first Cabbage Patch Kid for her birthday. I didn't even know they still made these. And they still come with adoption papers! This one's name is Aaron Phoenix. Ha!
I kind of wore myself out, so we ordered Chinese take-out & watched Pitch Perfect on Saturday night. So cute!
Yesterday, our little NOLA training group met to run the 10 mile Bongo to Bongo route. I only made it to 9.90, but I'll take it on account of I ran 9.90 miles WITH A HEAD COLD & a knee that gave out at mile 5.
When we got the to halfway point yesterday & turned around, my knee started hurting & progressively got worse as I ran the last 5 miles. It's super swollen & super sore. I've been icing it & taking Aleve, but it still hurts.
I've had runners knee before & I'm pretty sure that's what this is. But the other time I had runners knee, I didn't train properly & I am this time. The only difference is that I'm not doing yoga, but surely that's not it.
Well, I guess at this point, it doesn't even matter what I did wrong, I'm just hurt. Again. And I have a half marathon in 4 weeks. Great. PT, here I come. AGAIN.
John was out of the house all day yesterday, so after our 10 mile run, Lana & I went shopping. Correction: Lana shopped, I consulted (& limped). We did well!
I'm going to try to get in to see a physical therapist this week. I'll report back on my knee.