Thursday, July 2, 2009


Hi everyone. I know I already posted earlier today but I am back again because this weekend I’ll be going to my family’s house in New Hampshire where there is NO internet (yes, I will probably die and then somehow go to the library and find internet haha). I just wanted to post a few updates before I go.

Today I was tutoring a little boy I work with and he told me he had some test results for me in his back pack which was up the hill. I told him we’d finish a little early and I’d walk to his next class with him so he could give me the papers. After walking up a pretty minor hill, my knee was killing me again. That’s when I knew I really cannot do this triathlon. I’m very sad about it, but I really have no idea what is wrong with my knee. PT isn’t helping, resting isn’t helping, Advil isn’t helping, stretching and foam rolling aren’t helping. My PT is going to do a full reevaluation with me next week and then I am probably going back to my primary care doctor for a referral. I already made an appointment with an orthopedist but the first opening he had was for September, so I’m going to see if my doctor can get me in somewhere earlier. I just hope I do not need surgery, because I honestly do not think I could do it until December unless I got it in before school starts again in August. I know I have to do what’s best for me, but I can’t even write sub plans for as long as I might be out of commission. Plus I can’t imagine teaching with crutches! Hopefully it still is pataellafemoral and just really STUBBORN and that’s why it won’t go away. Maybe?

So, even though I cannot do the triathlon right now, I still hope to be able to do the Hyannis one in September, or at least train for some other race. I will continue to make the focus of this blog on fitness and healthy food, even if I am not specifically training for a race until the knee improves. I am not going to officially give up my spot in the triathlon until early next week so maybe a MIRACLE will occur over the weekend. Maybe?

Also on the note of surgery, one of my friends from work is having surgery this summer that she will be recovering from for 6 to 8 weeks. One of her friends is putting together a care package of stuff to do during that time and I want to contribute some items. Does anyone have any ideas?

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July weekend (or celebrates a late Canada Day for the Canadian readers!). Hopefully the Boston weather will stop being the WORST ever! Maybe?


  1. Magazines, candy, comfy socks, gift cards for restaurants that deliver.

    So sorry you won't be able to participate in the tri. What a bummer. :{

    Have a great time away this weekend - even without internet!

  2. eh - bummer about the tri :(

    Good luck this weekend with no internet! I'll check back on Monday to make sure your alive!

  3. Haha, maybe! Stay positive, things will workout. If the triathalon doesn't happen this time, there is always next year (not maybe, for sure!) Have fun in New Hampshire! IT's so pretty there, you won't even miss the internet!

  4. I came across this quote today and it made me feel better about my situation with moving/taking a new job etc.

    "Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted."

    It kind of made me think about how it's okay when things don't go as planned because something different happens and things happen for a reason. I am sorry to hear about not being able to do the triathalon but I hope that something else comes along that brings you happiness!

  5. I am so sorry you won't be able to do the tri but I think it will be for the best. There will be many more tris and by then you would be in better shape.
    For the package: books, puzzles, chocolates? :P

  6. Aw love, I am so sorry :( I wonder what it could be... have you had an MRI? And there will be other tri's. The important thing is for you to get healthy. I really hope they can figure out what it is. Have they checked how your knee tracks? Mine tracks laterally, which is what causes my pain. Do you have flat feet? I do and overpronate, so I have custom orthotics that helped a ton with my knees.

    For surgery packages: books, magazines, I got a nice neck pillow cause I had to sit upright for my recovery. Video games if she has any kind of handheld player (I dug out my nintendo ds and it's great for passing the time). Also journals, and it sounds silly, but I like coloring books ;)

  7. Have a great weekend away, sorry about your knee hope its starts feeling better soon!

  8. aw i'm sorry to hear you can't do the triathlon, love.. but you have all the time in the world and there will always be another one :) i'm proud of you for making a smart decision and taking care of your body!

  9. I'm sorry you are so hurt! You are making the right decision to listen to your body though. Good for you! You'll come back rested and stronger for it. Hang in there!

  10. for the care package i would say healthy snacks!!! she probably wont want to cook or might not be able to- so having little conveinent items is always a godsend. i second the coloring book idea and maybe madlibs? i used to send my honey madlibs when he was overseas- he loved those!
    hope your friend recovers fast! and you too!!

  11. oops, that comment came from Amy @ What Do I Eat Now... my "old name" came up!

  12. Oh no :( Well you know what, YOU definitely know what is best and noone wants to see your knee getting hurt any more than it already is!!! I really hope it will get better soon though :)