Friday after work I went swimming. And finally the pool heater WORKED. It felt great to have a good swim. Thankfully when I got home, Michael had dinner ready!
I was so thankful that he had dinner ready, even if it was pizza. I steamed some broccoli and added Goddess Dressing for something healthy.
I was famished and I ate 3 slices of pizza. They were the Papa Murphy’s deLite pizza (low calories) so I do not feel guilty at all! We watched True Blood and then laid in bed for an hour watching pug puppy videos on Youtube. Talk about an exciting Friday night, right?
Saturday morning I woke up at 7am to go for a short run. My first run since Hood to Coast. I started running down our street toward the track. I felt really good for about 2 miles. I did not have any soreness in my legs, no pain in my body. My chest was fine. All was good! WOO HOO!
The weather was cool and the morning was quiet. I felt good as I ran down to the track. No one was out.
Then the pain.
Pain in my knee. Every time I ran. If I walked, I was okay. Knee pain. Not good. Knee pain like this = IT Band.
My heart sank.
I tried not to think about it too much. I thought maybe I just needed to loosen up. After all, it HAD been only 7 days since Hood to Coast–when I brutalized my body for this:
After Mile 3, I couldn’t ignore it any longer. The pain wasn’t excruciating but it was enough to notice. And I did not have the pain when I just WALKED. I told myself I’d do just a few more laps around the track and then head back to the house. I had to get showered and eat before my PHOTO SHOOT! FUN!
My shin throbbed. I could see the raised goose-egg forming and I tried not to cry. (Is it just me or am I crying a lot this week??) I texted Michael saying simply “I fell. Walking home.” Of course at the time I didn’t even think to say “I’m ok.” He called me immediately to see if I needed him to pick me up. I walked (did NOT run) the last half mile back to the house. I didn’t limp but every time I tried to jog I throbbed.
I tried not to cry because I knew that would make my face red and puffy. Gawd. I got home, stretched (aka laid on the floor stretching and trying not to cry). Michael got home and checked on me and I had to suck it up and shower. The Hair and Makeup Chick was going to be at our house shortly.
The shower hurt. But when I was dried off and almost dressed I was able to use some of Michael’s Magical Cream on my wounds. It’s the Magical Cream he used on his road rash when he crashed his bike 2 years ago. It works like magic! I hope it heals me.
Michael made breakfast: bacon (2 slices) and half a cheese bagel with cream cheese.
The door bell rang and the Hair and Makeup Girl had arrived!
Distance: 4 miles
Calories Burned: 457
Outcome: IT Band issues, fell, walked home. Sad Face.
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.