It looks like the only time I really post on this blog is when we are doing a run. It’s been a little over 4 months since I injured my knee and while I think that my knee has come a long way, I also feel like I’ve hit a bit of a wall with my recovery – still some slight numbness in my shin, my hamstring is constantly tight, and I get slight pain and uncomfortableness in my knee.
I blew my knee out two days before the Color Me Radd run that my wife and daughter did so I was extremely excited to be able to go on The Color Run with them. We had some of our good friends with us and it was a great day! The kids did extremely well!
We ran into a family we know from our boys’ old autism program ~ they decided to try the run as a family. We lost them in the run but as we were waiting for the starting gun, their little boy seemed to be ok with the noise and chaos – not too much overstimulation so that gives us hope that we can bring our boys on the next family run!
I’m glad that my daughter likes these runs so much and actually, wants to see how far she can run. She’s gone out a few times with my wife and they’ve done 2-3 mile loops around our neighborhood.
There’s a group from our neighborhood doing the Night of the Living Dead 5k in October. This is a costume run so neither of these two runs are really timed nor competitive and that’s fine by me – I’ve been trying to get out a few times a week and log 4 miles but I end up walking most of that due to my knee and honestly, gaining 10 pounds since hurting my knee (ugh!). . . . . .
My goal is to run Ragnar next year and not have the shortest leg. I’m hoping (very much so) that my knee starts to get considerably better and I don’t need surgery. I probably should just cough up the money and do a MRI but since I’ve gotten three opinions who said that it doesn’t look like I tore anything, I guess that’s a good sign, no? Going to see a new chiropractor – Dr. Higbee from Lonestar Chiropractic that also works with the BYU Track and Field Team. Looking forward to it! :)