I had an appointment to see how the knees were doing so I tried the 2 miles again just to see if it was any better than Monday. After a mile they were still doing good and I was planning to add on a few blocks at the end. Just as I was planning where to go, the left knee shot pain that stopped me in my tracks. I stretched, but it just wasn't helping. So I walked home. I stretched really good and then got in the shower and headed down for my appointment.
As we talked about how I was not any better and how this was the worst pain I've been in since 4 years ago, he told me that he didn't realize how bad it was and that he turned me loose too soon and it was probably going to take longer than he'd hoped for. Last year I could feel the tightening and some pain and he fixed it relatively quickly. This time it's much worse. He worked it really good and they did ultrasound and ice. I'm not supposed to run for 7 days. There's a new guy there who's interning and he's been working with me as well. He has worked at the Iron Man competitions for the last couple of years and has seen it all. He wants to watch me run sometime to see if there's anything in my form that's contributing to my problems. That should be interesting. Can't you just see that! Maybe I should try Jessie's wild running technique when I do that! I'm still o.k to do weights and anything that doesn't aggravate the problem, which last time it was this bad, was pretty much everything. So I'll keep on working on my eating and concentrate on lifting weights and see how it goes. Today is day 5 of eating good. I've had this gorgeous peach pie around since Tuesday. Normally I would be eating it for breakfast with a multivitamin but I'm doing good so far. I had a bite of Janzen's last night and a bite the night before. Remember I said eating good, not perfect. The cravings kind of set in yesterday when I went to the store hungry. I'm pretty proud of myself for doing good. It's not too often that I have this kind of self control. Maybe I'm making up for the lack of running.