missing may miles

May 17, 2013 at 9:06 am 1 comment

i had my knee x-rayed on tuesday. good news s the x-ray came back clean. bad news is two doctors were a little perplexed by the pain. tentative diagnosis for now is a patellar tracking issue with impingement of the fat pad ~ also know as hoffa syndrome. i’m in a knee brace and will keep up my massage and ultrasound treatment with the yankee. but if i still see no improvement in a few weeks then we will do an mri to be sure there is no meniscus tear. both doctor’s felt pretty secure saying they didn’t think they would find one but i’m not sure i really got through to them that my pain tolerance is far beyond the norm. one doctor had me balance on and bend the knee then twist a certain way  it hurt, but it wasn’t bad. so he asked me to do it again which i promptly did without flinching. his response was that if i had a meniscus tear i would have had so much pain the first time that i never would have willingly done it the second. my response “um, my knee started hurting at mile 10 and i ran another 40!”

but i’m giving them the expert benefit of the doubt and giving this another few weeks. it kills me to know that may miles are going to be a big old zero. this certainly puts a challenging edge on my ever elusive 1,000 mile year goal. but we all know i love a good challenge! 🙂


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  • 1. kitkat1126  |  May 17, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I’m pretty sure your pain tolerance – mentally and physically – is higher than anyone I know. I have read too that redheads have a lower tolerance for pain, which pretty much means you’re one fierce warrior. 1,000 miles will be crushed, no doubt. 😉


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the best of times

5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39



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