Success! 7/13/2010

Success!  7/13/2010
Europe to Africa.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WEEK 17 Wednesday

Wednesday's are starts later so I can get in an extra 500 yards. And Spring is here so it's light in the mornings. Life is good. I wish the same could be said for my stupid knee. It still hurts! It's been seven weeks and I still limp, it still swells after every workout and is sore if I do anything. I am bummed. I don't know if I should sign up for knee surgery or tough it out until after my swim. It's not so painful that I can't workout, but it is always there, a nagging ache, and sometimes pain. I have another doctor's appointment in two weeks, so I guess I will decide by then. But I hate having this worry hanging over my head, and it's annoying that I can't walk normally or for long distances. It's making me cranky all the time which is a drag too.
I have been bringing Gatorade to the pool in the mornings and I like having something to drink during the work out. It's not exactly "feeding" practice, but I like it anyway. This weekend I will swim some coves and feed after every mile or so. I plan to see how long I can stay in the cold water to make sure that I am ready for Point Bonita on the 27th. I still need to find a kayaker to pilot me too.
Maybe I can persuade Jorge to come for this event. We would have to find a Kayak since non-club members can't use club boats...
I haven't fit in a club/weight workout this week. Coco needs me to pick her up everyday after school now that Katharine isn't there to bring her home. I don't know how to get it all done. I have been neglecting the dog, the laundry, the house, and I am still only getting in 18,500K a week. This is not a lot of yardage. I need to more than double this by the time I leave for Spain.
Oh how did my happy welcome Spring post go down hill so fast into the depths of I'm not doing enough... I'll try to make up some yardage this weekend! Then I will feel better.
I signed up for a "stroke doctor" for next Monday too. He videos you swimming and then gives you stroke/technique advice. It should be fun and hopefully informational.

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there, Ranie. For knee pain, i recommend icing when it hurts, check this out It is easy and quick to ice with a cryo cup, you dont have to sit around for 20 minutes, a quick 4 minute direct ice will have the same affect.
    Also, if you are around SERC/DC this weekend, i am happy to massage the knee.



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