Monday, January 23, 2006

Credit Due...

Thanks to everybody for all the KUDOS on the "Photo Blog" of my run. I had fun doing it but I got the idea from Nancy's Bike Around the Pennisula Post.

So KUDOS to Nancy for inspiring me!

-------- WHINEY ATHLETE ALERT: WAAAA!! WAAA!! --------------

My right knee starting hurting immediately following my long run on Saturday. It hurts on the outside, near my patella and is swollen less now than on Sunday but still swollen.

I have been icing and taking Advil and I wrote Coach Debi for some advice on how to proceed this week. She had this to say:

"Sounds like ITB problems? Does it hurt when you step on it?" Well...either way it is a good excuse to get in the water to either water run or swim. I bet the swelling goes back down in the next day or so. You might want to try spinning easy on your bike later on (not the spin bikes) to see how it feels."

"We'll go from there in a couple of days. It might just have been one of those side affects from your medication that just showed up."

Coach Debi ROCKS! I can't wait to be done with Chemo so she can help me see what I am really capable of in Triathlon.

I think she is right on the money and I will take today as a rest day as planned and get in the pool tomorrow - since I didn't do it on Sunday like I had said I would - My knee hurt ... and I was reading a good book!

My Mom "caught me" on Sunday when we caught up on the phone and reminded me to "Get in the Pool because I have a 1/2 Ironman in September!

I LOVE my Mom! She knows me so well! Hi Mom - Thanks for the encouragement! (She reads my blog daily)


Cliff said...

Sounds like a good coach.

TriFeist said...

Debi sounds awesome. Regardless of the cause the treatment is the same. Like it or now. I hope the knee feels better soon!!!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Aren't moms great!

Ellie said...

Good friends. Good coach. Good mom!