Well it's been two weeks since I heard the bombshell news (my company is being sold - dun dun dun!!) and I'm feeling much more calm about it. Life is definitely going to be interesting and uncertain for the next year or so. I might be freaking out a little more except my previous company spectacularly collapsed. Compared to that, being sold isn't so bad!
So what else has been going on with me? I ran on the treadmill!! Not for very long. It reminds me of when I first started running - it was run 1 song, walk 1 song. Basically I'm back to that, except I'm mainly walking and only running one song until I feel more solid on my knee.
I also made it back to the pool. For the most part my knee did well, especially if I kept it straight.
Friday night Jessica, Nilufer & I went to see Billy Elliot. I love that show! And the little kid who played Billy was amazing! It made me wish I still took ballet. Not that I was ever a good ballet dancer - I took it for a little while when I was a kid and then I took a quarter or two in college. Ballet is so graceful yet powerful. If only I was that graceful...
On Saturday I went to hot yoga. With the treadmill and swimming successes this week, I thought maybe I would be able to do a few more postures. I tried out Dancer's and while I am much further along than before, there are several postures I still cannot do, Dancer's being one of them.
Sunday morning I told myself I could sleep in since I was meeting my sister & BIL for brunch, but if I woke up in time, I would go for a walk. And guess what? I woke up, with no alarm mind you, in time to go for a walk. A walk on the trail by my house. I don't normally use this trail as I like paved trails, but not having to drive to a trail was nice. But what to wear? Especially given our crazy weather lately - sun followed by hail followed by torrential rain. I decided on a hat, but no gloves or a jacket. I saw daffodils on the trail which has to mean spring is on the way! I also saw a raccoon and a bunny. Raccoons scare me! Except Meeko. Fortunately the bunny was going the opposite direction of the raccoon. I got to a part in the trail that wasn't too muddy and started running. Again only one song. Part of the reason I chose this trail was because there was a Starbucks at the turn-around point. But I was running short on time so turned around without stopping. My fingers were sad though. At the turn-around I was feeling fairly good but not long after turning around my fingers froze and were wishing for a steaming hot latte. Instead I would have to wait for a nice hot shower. I was still feeling okay so I ran for another song. Slowly but surely I am working my way back.
What I'm struggling with is how do I decipher between a normal pain and an injury pain? Can I push through the pain? Or do I need to back off? I'm trying to take this nice and slow but sometimes it is hard. I feel like I should be farther along than I am. Or maybe I'm babying my knee too much. Or not enough. Stay tuned...