Hi everyone! I'm still here!
Erica: OH NO!! I would be upset too!! And bawling ......I can't imagine. You deserved the 'me time' at the cottage. There is so much 'bells and whistles' to vehicles now, I'm amazed we aren't more distracted. I miss just turning the knobs to up the volume when I listen to the Sirius/XM, LOL!!
I'm so glad your ankle is feeling better. It's funny how much we can do around the house when we are recovering, HAHA!!
Nancy: DH gets his RX from Express Scripts .......I'm wondering how it will affect us now. Bummer, they don't at least a discount on the entry fee. I keep MCM on my 'to run' list.
Yeah, it's a really long story but DH knows I don't want to be in MN if I don't have to. He is working on getting some part-time work in MN while he attends 'mechanic school' to expand his know-how on working on engines, etc. A total gear-head. Apparently, the only 'mechanic school' is in MN, LOL!!! But the house in MN needs to be lived in. We have a renter there but he is a workaholic and doesn't really take care of the huge yard, gutters, flower beds, etc. You'd think he would as he also rents out a couple of his properties where he lives (about 2.3 hrs away). DH is there this week. Says the house is clean indoors.........
I don't mind flying/driving back and forth ....... but not in the winter. Things change all the time so this isn't written in stone. Right now, this is what it may look like but I'm sure it'll be different AFTER he officially retires .........and reality hits.
WIND, RAIN, SLEET, HAIL, light SNOW all this week. CRAZY!! So it has cooled down, need the moisture. Pretty snow capped mountains.
So the knee incident was a little worse than I thought, darn it!!
I had to do some errands so I did a good amount of walking on it later in the day, after my run. Maybe that didn't help. I was kinda limping by the time I got home. THEN, later that evening, I couldn't bend my knee. Just could not believe it!!! It was difficult to put weight on it to even walk, OMgoodness!! I iced it again, wrapped and elevated it. The throbbing pain was getting worse by bedtime. I couldn't find a comfortable position. Couldn't sleep, I wanted to cry .....more out of anger than feeling sorry for myself, HA!! Finally by 2:30 am, I gave in to taking ibuprofen!! It makes me sleepy so that helped and the throbbing pain subsided enough to get in about 5 hrs sleep.
Sunday: difficulty in walking, but can bend the knee abit. Iced it again, massaged it, applied PERFORM on it which really helped, and wrapped it again. Kept it elevated and massaged it often most of the day. Caught up on my reading. And I would walk on it now and then just to keep it from getting too stiff and achy.
Monday: So much better!! Can bend it and walk on it but very slowly. Iced it again. Massage. PERFORM applied, then wrapped it again. Painted the rest of the master bath. Some yoga and stretching.
Tuesday: Even better, walking on it is easier than bending it. Now I'm applying some heat and massaging it. Lots of indoor de-cluttering and organization. More yoga and stretching.
Wed (today): Finally got of the house!! Had meeting this morning and another one later today. Knee is so much better. Kinda stiff if I sit too long. Massaging it. I can bend it but straightening it out fully has to be slow and easy. So I was lucky to get my upcoming race switched from the 50K to the 15 miler . Yeah, not sure about that distance but with really no cut-off time (compared to the 50K), I know I can jog/walk it to the finish. I don't want a DNF. I'm really optimistic, huh!?!
I'm going on the fact that I had turned my ankle at the Moab trail run at 2 miles (couple of years ago) and still finished it. Then 2 weeks later, ran the Monument Valley trail race with the 'not quite healed' ankle and the knee issue......and still finished.