The number one challenge with me and swimming is finding the time to go. My husband and I share a car and carpool to work so my old 5:30 am swims are a thing of the past from before we starting carpooling. When my husband woke up with a nasty cold on Monday and decided to stay home from work I jumped at the chance to get my early morning swim on.
My swim actually felt pretty good. I had a few moments where things actually felt like they were clicking and I felt a bit of power in my stroke. Not bad for an early Monday morning! On my way back to the car I was feeling proud of myself for getting in the early morning workout and then my left foot slipped on a patch of ice. It slid out beneath me rather awkwardly (but then when do you slip gracefully??). I didn’t fall, but I sure did feel something stretch on the inside of my left knee. It was the strangest sensation/realization ever. I walked away from the patch of ice and I marvelled over the fact that surprisingly nothing hurt. I got to my car, bent my knee and kicked my foot back and forth and all felt fine. As I puttered about the office and went about my morning all felt good. I climbed up and down stairs to go to meetings. Everything was a-ok and no pain.
Because it was such a gorgeous day out I made plans to meet up with Kelly for a run at lunch. Wow, did I have the most amazing run ever! I was back in the 10:xx/mile range (compared to 12:xx/mile when I was Goofy training) and I was feeling good. I didn’t feel like I was pushing it at all. I had completely forgotten about that weird knee incident in the morning. Yup, life was good! Then as I walked back to my office I started to feel a sort of twinge in my knee. By the time I had showered and gotten back to my office it was feeling pretty stiff and sore. I was hobbling a wee bit as I went from meeting to meeting. Last night I made sure to take care of it and ice it a few times.
Today the inside of my knee is still a little sore, but it doesn’t hurt to walk or move around at all. It is really hard to describe. Hopefully with some more icing and a little bit of a rest from activities that may anger it things will feel as good as new. Fingers crossed because I certainly don’t want a repeat of last year!