Sunday, January 9, 2011

Trials and Tribulations of a long distance runner

In less than 3 weeks I will be in beautiful Costa Rica for The Coastal Challenge. I am excited but filled with trepidation. My knee injury is healing ever so slowly. I bought a brace for it and tried it out today and for about 20 minutes, I almost forgot that I was injured :( What should be a big week of quality training is just turning into a week of slow, calculated jogging. WTF! I am really bummed to say the least. But what can I do? Then, to make matters worse, my tick bite from Dec. 31st, decides to go bad. Real bad. So, off to the urgent care center to pick up some antibiotics and hopefully no problems down the road. Wow, when life throws you lemons......I have no choice but to make lemonade!
"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails." Founder of the Great Plains Black Museum- Bertha Calloway
I think this quote is telling me to take this knee situation that is less than idea, and adjust my attitude so that I can have a great time in Costa Rica no matter what happens.

Now, if you will excuse me, I need to take my antibiotic, some celebrex, rub my knee with voltaren gel (after icing it, I might add), stretch.........and hit the hay. 3:45 am comes quickly these days. Have a happy Monday!!


olga said...

You take good care of yourself and do have fun!

Leslie said...

Monday, indeed! Good healing thoughts your way. If anyone has a high tolerance for pain and discomfort, I suspect it is you! Have a great adventure at Coastal Challenge!

Julie said...

Hi Kelly! I am recovering from an injury as well. Look forward to reading your posts!


You go girl! 3:45 a.m.? What time do you go to bed?


Injury aside, you are living the dream- Costa Rica is an adventure I have always wanted to run. I look forward to your pictures that I will view (with envy! ) Enjoy!