I didn’t blog yesterday because I have been in a very bad mood for the past few days. I hate blogging when I am in a bad mood because I feel like I am just complaining! My bad mood was caused by a combination of kids driving me crazy!!!!!! (teachers out there- do you ever REALLY hate your job, because sometimes I do…and I don’t know if that’s a bad sign) and the fact that my knee is hurting more now that I have started doing all of this stuff and I’m just so frustrated with having yet another illness (or injury) where doctors really have no idea what they are talking about and just want you to try this, try that, and nothing will really help. I might not mind this so much but this is what I’ve been dealing with for my stomach for three years and frankly, I’m sick of it. End complaints here.
Anyway, in typical Kelly fashion I have taken it upon myself to try something new- a knee brace. When it comes to medical issues/injuries I am very big on logic. If my patella is out of line, it makes sense that keeping it in line would be helpful. So I used my knee brace for the first time tonight while going on a bike ride with my sister. I did the same bike ride as Saturday, and went slightly quicker (11.9 mph on Saturday, 12.4 tonight). I also decided not to bike up my giant hill today even though I can now do it, because I'm afraid that might be pissing off my knee as well. Then I came home, did my stretches and just finished icing my knee. Too early to tell if the knee brace helped at all but I definitely hope so! I am going to ask my PT tomorrow about taping because Caitlin was diagnosed with the same thing as me and that's what they have her doing- AND they told her she can run! So I want that doctor!!!
In other good news, my neck did not bother me at all when we biked today and my hand did not fall asleep at all. Thanks you guys for all your advice. I changed up my hands as much as I could and tried to keep my neck and back straight. I'm not going to lie, my crotch still hurts...but it does seem to hurt slightly less every time so there is definitely hope that I will bike pain free very soon. Biking is definitely growing on me more and more every day. I genuinely think that even when I can run again I'll still make as much time as I can for biking. Thanks again for all the biking support, it has certainly been a learning experience and I'm sure it's not over yet!