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Major meltdown

The running?  It started out ok, and then exactly 1 mile in I felt the familiar tightening in the back of my knee, immediately followed by pain all down the outer side and around the outer side of the knee cap.  Then I threw a minor temper tantrum, the real one I saved for the car, and pulled my headphones out of my ears and threw them against the treadmill.  I walked for another mile, trying to keep myself from bursting into tears the entire time.  Apparently I was not hiding the fact that I was upset very well, because the guy next to me asked me at the end of my lame 25 minutes if I was ok.  I explained that yes, I’m fine just frustrated with some IT band issues I’m having.  He looked at me and said he didn’t know what that was.  I vaguely explained all the while getting angry at this guy, who had just done a pretty major hill run, who did not know what this major tendon in your leg is.  How come he gets to run and I don’t?  And then, while still trying very hard not to cause a very public scene, I sulked over to the mats to stretch and do abs, and who was sitting there?  The ex bf and his friend.  They waved, I waved back, and then got back to pouting.  I managed to get through some crunches and stretching, and then just gave up.  I walked out to the car and then the bf called.  I think I barely got out a “hello” before I started crying.  Not tears of pain, just frustration and anger.  Ugh, even as I write this I want to cry again, but that won’t help  my leg, or will it?

So now I’m at a loss.  I’ve been doing exactly what my doctor recommended, I took three weeks off, I started back slow, I stretch a million times more than I ever did before, I don’t know what else to do.  If anyone has any advice please help me.

Ok, that’s enough complaining from me.  Because of my bad mood, I did not feel like cooking at all, that’s when those frozen pizzas really come in handy.  I poured myself a giant glass of wine, and tossed a White Pizza from CPK into the oven.

This one is definitely my favorite so far.  I added some Turkey Pepperoni for some more flavor.  Then the rest of my night was spent like this, with a glass of wine in my hand.

Do you like how I use an eye mask so that I can tie it around my knee, and still move around? Haha.  I never know where to ice, since even though the pain is in my knee I’m pretty sure it originates where the tightness is in my thigh.  Maybe I should just sit with my whole leg in an ice bath.

So the Olympics are seriously infringing on my sleep, normally I am in bed between 9-9:30 on weeknights, but now I find myself still up watching TV at 11 pm.  Damn you ice dancing, and your late night broadcasts.  Alright, well I hope everyone has a nice day.