"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Alternative Plan

Well I am in the Hurt Locker. I am so stinking frustrated.
I never cancel my Thursday runs with Danielle. When I woke up this morning my knee was still angry at me from Wednesdays run.
I was sick that I had to bail on a 10 mile run with Danielle.

I went to the gym. I thought I would try a mile on the track to see if my knee just needed to work itself out.
I made it 1 mile before I threw in the towel.
I headed upstairs with my magazine and phone.
Todays workout looked like this:
Stretch and Roll: 20 minutes
Abs: 10 minutes
Bike: 8 miles
Cold PLUNGE 20 minutes of brutal torture. I am pretty sure I was on the cusp of a verbal breakdown. I was sitting on the edge of the icy water rocking back and forth grumbling with foreign noises of torture escaping my lips. I didn't care who heard me it hurt so bad. I finally settled into a comfortable numbness after about 5 minutes. At that point I was able to withstand the bitterness with a few rounds or Words With Friends. (My Guilty Pleasure).

"Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees." Job 4:4
My knees are my best tools for running. I am really discouraged. I entertained the thought of just staying home all day. I knew better. SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP!
I had my alternative plan already laid out before I left the house. Let's not be so open minded that our brains fall out. My knee has been bugging me for a few days. Andy was home on Wednesday and witnessed me limping into the house. Later that afternoon he was asking me why I was putting my bike in the truck on my way to Cross Country.
I had a good idea I was not going to be able to run on it. So I needed to come up with a Plan B. And that did not include staying home having a pity party.

I am not sure what is going on with my knee. This much I know. I am going to take it easy for a couple days..NO RUNNING. And see how I feel on Sunday. I am hoping it feels better by then. I would really like to run Sunday.
I could use some Prayers if you remember me during your prayer time.



  1. Got ya covered, my sister

    1. Thank You Steve. I am pretty bummed. Trying to stay off it.
      BTW...WOW, Loved that huge fish you caught. Pretty awesome!

  2. Feel better. As runners, not running is one of the worst things we deal with! Will pray for you!

    1. Thank You Michelle. Your right. I am in the grieving process. Grieving and praying. Glad the weather is chilly and rainy..It makes it a little easier. Thank for the prayers, I can really use them.