What's wrong? Well, I think it was Tuesday night, I went out for a run, came home, showered and went to bed and woke up the next morning with a sore spot below my right knee. It wasn't too bad or at least it didn't seem so. We're all use to aches and pains right? So, I did the next logical thing, when I woke up Wednesday morning I wanted to bike before work, so, I hopped on my bike at 6 am and rode for an hour or so watching Morning Joe. The knee was still sore but really, what part of me isn't?
Fast forward to later that night....
I head over to the lake with my friends to go swimming. It was beautiful outside and I had the best time swimming back and forth across it despite the fact that there were speed boats with people attached to the back on tubes roaring around the "No Boats" zone. I felt like the living version of that game Whack A Mole.
Anyway, after we were done, I drug the kayak back up the hillside to the car, drove home, showered, went to bed....
The scene of the crime
Woke up at 2:00 am WITH THE WORST KNEE PAIN! I couldn't straighten my knee, go up or down the steps without holding the walls. It hurt soo bad. Even though I say "knee pain" it's not really knee pain. It's below my knee. I knew my leg had been bothering me but nothing like this. So, since then I've done nothing. Just ice it and take Ibuprofen. It's not getting worse, it's not getting better.
It doesn't hurt to walk or jog on it.
It does hurt to bend it or stand up and sit down.
What am I going to do with Ironman some 9 days away?? Huh, I dunno. Yes, I'll show up and race but I could run into a slight problem if I can't ride by bike without my knee going nuts.
I would say that I'm freaked out but honestly I'm not. I'm too tired to be freaked out. There's nothing I can do about it. Nothing. I could go to the doctor but unless he has that cool healing machine that I saw in that new movie Elysium, that spot won't just go away with an x-ray or MRI. Knowing what it is won't heal it.
So, uh, yeah. This is kinda where I'm at right now.
I'm also NOT going to just do nothing for 9 days. Even though I hurt, I want to train. I woke up this morning wondering what I was going to do when I got off work??
Anyone want to take a whack at a diagnosis. I promise I won't hold you to it or get mad if you're wrong. We're all Dr. Pepper's.