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Weekend Walks – A killer

Distance: 13.08km Time: 2:31 Pace: 11’34 kCal: 1023 Heart: N/A RPE: 3 Type: recovery
Distance: 10.49km Time: 2:06 Pace: 12’03 kCal: 900 Heart: N/A RPE: 3 Type: recovery

So last week I hurt my knee doing some sprints. I thought that is wasn’t anything serious, so I decided to take a few days off and walk on the weekend down at my favorite Newport Beach hangout.

The first day I planed to do just 10k, but my wife wanted to do the whole boardwalk (that includes the piers) so that total was around 15k (my Nano is off a little). I think the extra 5k was a little too much because I needed to stop a few times to stretch my leg. That was okay, I deserve it since because I didn’t wear a compression sleeve – I just think it makes me look too weird.

Okay – I guess that’s the mocho man thing – but wearing a pink or blue brace is kinda embarrassing.

So I got home and iced it up all afternoon. Come supper time, I was feeling pretty good.
Then came Sunday…

I decided to do the same walk, but this time I wrapped up my knee with a tri-bandage and off I when. Half way through, the pain started coming in and the swelling started – rats!. It reminded me of the time I lost my car keys (even at the same place). But I kept going – knowing that I’ll be able to ice-up once I get home. I think this time I really did it though… the swelling was pretty bad. So bad, that my wife took a picture of it.

<sorry no photo – due to ugly untanned knees>

So, yesterday I made an appointment to go see my doctor, but I have to wait a week (the great American HMO Medical System). By then I know my knee will be alright, but it’s time to go see a Physio/Sports therapist anyway, and get this ‘problem’ out of the way.

For now, it’s going to be strength training and some easy elliptical. I’m a little depressed about the whole thing, but I guess it’ll give me more time to do the cross-training that I’ve been neglecting. Now all I need to do is find a nice little training program that can use two 5 lb weights, a sit-up bench, and a living room floor (as you can see – I don’t have a gym membership).

Ah, but hey… I’m going to Playa de Carmen for a July 1st and 4th vacation, and I know they have a gym down there, PLUS… a great big beautiful warm ocean that I can swim in a do rehab! Now I’m starting to get excited. Yeah!

3 Comments to “Weekend Walks – A killer”

  1. Yeah, that’s annoying to have to wait a week or so to get in to the doctor! But go in anyway, you never know what you might learn from the doctor!
    Hope it all heals up for you and you’re back at it soon!

  2. Very cool. Good luck.