Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sometimes I Act Like A Nut, Sometimes I Don't

Now it is official. No matter what I tried I couldn't do IM St. George, athlete check-in is closed and I am in Albuquerque. Just Sunday morning I was looking forward to the race but that afternoon I went for a run and it wasn't in the cards. I started having knee pain at mile 2.99 and had to walk home barely averaging a 25 minute mile pace. Then and there I decided that there was no way I was going to do St. George regardless of whether or not I thought I could just eek out a finish.

Since I fell while running down a steep, rocky trail two weeks ago I have been trying to nurse my knee and it has gotten better in some ways but I am really not able to run well down hills without pain. I went to see my family doc yesterday and he said there seemed to be a little more movement in my injured knee than in my non-injured knee. He said it is possible that I have that I have a tear somewhere in there. He also said it could be a torn meniscus or nothing at all; it will take and MRI to see exactly what is going on. I have an appointment for the MRI tomorrow morning and then we'll see what is wrong. I am hopeful that it will not be a season ending injury.

In the mean time since I am not training I am pouring all that extra time and energy into my garden and it is really starting to come together. However, the last owners neglected it something fierce so there is plenty more work to do before it looks as good as I'd like.


  1. I am glad you are listening to your body and not pushing IM St George. I really, really hope that the knee is not a season ender and will be keeping my fingers crossed for you tomorrow that your MRI comes out clear and after some rest you will good as new.

    I hope you share some garden pics. I would love to see it! Enjoy your vacation!

  2. Here's hoping the MRI results are good! And you *know* I'm interested in your gardening exploits.

  3. bugger
    but DNS = Did Nothing Stupid (or Season-ending)
    how cool to have an Ironman as not an "A race"!

  4. Smart move on the St George.

    What's the results from MRI?

    Got any pics of the garden in the making?