Saturday, January 10, 2009

Down and out

Oh what a week.

First let me say {gulp} Congratulations to the {gulp} Florida Liz-- , I mean, Gators. They beat my Sooners and it was a great game to watch. I'm a big enough little boy to stand up and say when I've lost.

My Buckeyes lost too. That was a good game too.

College football is now over and I have nothing to watch on TV.

It's Armageddon week on the Discovery channel and all the shows say that it's all over in 2012. December 21st to be exact. Wonderful, at least I can plan for it.

My knee is really hurt and I can't run.

I went back to work this week.

With all that said, I'm amazingly happy. It could be the thousands of milligrams of Ibuprofen I'm on to help my knee though so I'm just waiting for the fall.

So now some explanations and excuses. You knew it was coming, of course you did.
Hang on a minute, Sugarland is on Palladia singing "Want to"......

Ok, I'm back. Great song. Anyway, I was explaining things right? Right, well as you know, I hurt my knee this week or possibly last week, I'm not sure. I thought it might just have been the cold so I took a couple days off. I ran again on Thursday night and I only made it 2 miles before it started hurting again. I made 4 miles that night but not without limping and a lot of pain. I've diagnosed it as Runner's Knee for sure. I can isolate the spot on my knee cap that hurts so I've iced it a few times and put some Chinese liniment on it. I thought maybe I could run today with the marathon training group. I made it 2 miles and decided that was enough and walked back to the parking lot. In the cold. Alone. Limping. (feeling sorry for me yet?). Frustrated. I'm not the worlds best injured runner. I don't like being injured. I don't like it at all. Not at all. So in true Willie fashion I've given my knee 2 weeks to get better. That's it, no more. If it goes past that I'm replacing the knee. I just can't tolerate laziness from my body parts. They need to know who's in charge.

What that means is that I have to enter injured-runner-mode. I have to lower my caloric intake. I have to find some aerobic activity to replace running that won't hurt my knees. I have to take this opportunity to strengthen my core with Pilates. Oh yea, and I have to be a total wreck mentally, feel like a blimp, and feel "unclean" without my weekly long run.

Unfortunately it also means that I shouldn't/can't run Mardi Gras. I'M SO SORRY! This has nothing to do with the bet I lost I promise you. I will run a marathon in a Florida Liz--, Gator shirt I swear, just not at Mardi Gras. I was really looking forward to that marathon too. Maybe next year.

So Willie is officially a sore loser. Get it, my knee is sore and I lost the bet. Sore loser! I know, I know, I'm sooooo funny.

Thanks for listening


Reese said...

Sucks when you're injured, but get better. Nice running, drinking coffee and talking with you and the gang.

Calyx Meredith said...

Here are some ideas - you can cheer for the Titans today (because there is more great football to watch!) and you can spend your non-running two weeks learning to swim. :D It's great for your knee and then you could come do a triathlon with me. Helpful, no?

Southbay Girl said...

GO TITANS!!! There is still football to watch! And good football!!! And it's probably a good thing that you aren't going into LSU territory to run a marathon in a Florida Gators shirt!!! Take it from me-very wise!!!

PROLOTHERAPHY-might be worth a try-check out this website. The closest prolo doc to you is in Texas.

I'm sorry you are hurt. I know how that eats at your head!!!! Sorry!! I have so been there!!

RBR said...

I am so sorry about your knee. I remember how patient you were about your thigh injury last year, so I am I ma stunned that you have given your knee a 2 week deadline for healing (yes, that WAS sarcasm)

You could take up swimming. Why should I be the only miserable one?

Damn. I was so hoping for a pic of you in a Florida Gators cheerleading uniform.

Anonymous said...

sorry about the old man comment this morning. i didn't realize you were having problems with your knee. by the way your are in the same age group as me so you can't be old.

Sarah said...

hello, hello, hello...what bet did you lose? About the Gators and Sooners?

Sorry about the knee. I'm sure you hate hearing it, but the rest will do you good. I was coming out of my skin when I pulled my groin this fall, but everyone is right when they say it takes longer to heal the more you are on it. Take it easy!!!

Terri said...

Willie, so sorry to hear about your knee - you sound like my running partner this past summer, when she got injured. She also turned into a duck, being in the pool all the time. I take it the bike also hurts, too? I know it hurt her knee too.