Happy Friday, everyone! We’re going to have another busy weekend since I have a long run planned, D has a baseball game (one today and one tomorrow), and we’re heading out of town to celebrate Easter with the in-laws. Should be fun!
I had a few things to share, so let’s go!
1. Aftermath of the fall. I told you about my fall on Tuesday, but I didn’t post any updates because I’ve been a little nervous about what was going on with my knee afterwards. I iced and Advil’d on Tuesday and thought it was okay. But when I woke up on Wednesday morning for an 8 miler + strength training, my knee felt awful. It hurt and it was really uncomfortable to put weight on it. I scrapped my run and crawled back into bed. Before drifting off to sleep (it was 4:15am), I made an appointment to see a doctor through my hospital’s app for that afternoon. I was super nervous about what I was going to hear.
Throughout the day, the knee started feeling better although it was stiff and not “right.” At the appointment, the doctor pushed and pulled and twisted and hyperextended it. He prodded it and compared it to the other knee. His diagnosis: no tears and all ligaments were intact. Whew!
The knee was definitely swollen, thus the tightness. But he said I would be perfectly fine, to take 3 Advils every 8 hours and ice it. I was given permission to try to run on Friday if it felt okay and if it felt good, I could resume my normal training. But if I felt any pain, I should stop and take it easy for a few days.
2. Today’s run. I know it was silly, but I was really nervous for today’s test run. I headed out with a goal of 6 miles, but was prepared to turn around if my knee felt weird. Luckily, my knee felt great and I had no pain or discomfort. Unluckily, my legs felt heavy, which made the run a little harder than it should have been. I haven’t been good about foam rolling regularly so I think that was to blame.
Plus, my Garmin’s battery was dead so I had to use MapMyRun. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m not a fan. My splits and paces are always so much faster than I think is realistic. I used it for distance, but I don’t understand how it can have the average pace be so far off. I mean, time is time and it can’t miscalculate that right (I know the distance was correct because this was my normal 6 mile route). It calculated my average pace as 8:19. That just seems wrong! It had the 6th mile clock in at 7:54! Pretty sure I wasn’t working that hard!
3. Lightsaber toothbrushes rock! My boys are big Star Wars fans. Matt is a lifelong fan, D has been since he first saw the first movie a few years ago, and now C is a fan even though he’s never seen the movie. He loves D’s Yoda doll, calls Chewbacca ‘Bacca’ (we have several Chewbacca dolls and D has a huge sticker of him on his bedroom wall), and loves battling with lightsabers. So when I saw lightsaber toothbrushes at CVS, I got one for each of them.
They LOVE them! Especially since they light up and flash. You can see D’s lit up in the picture below.
4. Easter prep. Holidays have become so much more fun with kids around. I’m looking forward to some egg decorating and dessert making tomorrow. I’m thinking an Easter bunny cake would be delicious! I’ll let you know how it goes.
Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter!