What a difference a year makes, this Monday last year I was about to board a plane for a date with destiny in Lanzarote. Tomorrow I guess I have another date with destiny as I go to hospital for an MRI scan on my injured knee. I feel upbeat about it to be honest, almost excited, about the fact that after tomorrow I will be one step closer to running again.
Hopefully once the results have been analysed, the doctor and I will be able to discuss my options and the damage that is present in the troublesome joint. If that’s an operation then so be it, if it’s physio then I’ll give that a go. I just want to get back to running. The knee incidentally has been no better since I stopped running which probably isn’t a good sign.
I’ve not blogged since being injured really as although I’ve swam and done some cycling I haven’t felt that any of it would have been interesting enough to write about. I sat around feeling sorry for myself, putting on a bit of weight, undoing the good work that I’d done prior to April. What was the point, I had nothing to train for?
I’ve developed a different attitude in May and have been training quite well, getting up before work to fit rides in. Hell I’ve even ventured into the gym to lift some weights – and I hate the gym. Last week I couldn’t get out on the bike at all as Em was suffering badly with her chest and couldn’t cope alone with our two-year old bundle of dynamite Charlotte. So I played Dad in the mornings instead of being a cyclist. Making breakfast, getting her ready for nursery etc, which is why I found myself in the gym in my lunch hour. I really need to do a “re-introduction” as I can’t remember what most of the machines do. Yes it really had been THAT long.
So apologies to regular readers about the lack of reading material, but it would have been even more boring than usual 😉
Keep your fingers crossed for me that tomorrow goes well and that soon enough I’ll be able to run again, even if it’s only a mile or two a week because I miss it so much.
Until next time it’s HI HO HI HO It’s off for an MRI scan I go…….