Thursday, June 26, 2014

Here we go again...

It's officially been two months (plus a few days) since the Boston marathon, which was really the last time I had a somewhat decent run.  Turns out my hunches about being injured pre-marathon were correct.

In the weeks following the race, I felt horrible.  Beat up.  Like I never recovered.  I tried to follow reverse taper schedule, but instead of getting better, I was getting worse.  A month after the marathon I attempted to race the 5K my school puts on every spring. I finished over 2 minutes slower than my normal 5K time and my knee swelled up like crazy. A week later I tried one more time to get in a decent run.  I did three half mile repeats, and by the last one I couldn't walk on my right leg.

Back to the orthopedist.  He suspected a torn meniscus.  The MRI confirmed what I already knew. 

So... here I am on the couch recovering from knee surgery.  I'm a terrible patient.  I can't stand lying around.   My doctor says I can try running in about a month.  A month.  A month feels like forever, especially since I haven't run at all for three weeks. Granted, it's better than four months.  That's what I keep telling myself.  

Check out this quote I found today when I was bored out of my mind and reading medical journals on meniscus surgery (yeah, I'm a nerd.)

 Dedicated seemingly beyond logic.  A difficult group indeed.


  1. Wishing you a speedy recovery! I'm glad you had the surgery so quickly, that's something! Hang in there. Good thing you followed your instincts.

  2. I hope you're able to train by now! It's disheartening to get injured, when you could have been training for a run all this time. I hope you followed your doctor's orders on lying low, though. You don't want to aggravate your injury, and potentially lengthen your recovery time. The longer you rest, the faster you'll heal, and the earlier you could go back to running again. Take care!

    Madalyn Oconnell @ Steadman-Hawkins Clinic - Denver