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April 11, 2013

My life is a joke


So on Tuesday night... this happened. I was happily on a run (yes you read that right, I'll explain later) when I accidentally stepped down on the place where the concrete footpath and the grass meet. My foot slipped and I felt my left knee go crunch. My train of thought for the next minute or so went something along the lines of "**** **** **** **** ********** not again", because this is the fourth time I've wrecked this knee, which has been weak ever since I first dislocated it when I was 12. According to the doctor in ED it's just a bit of a meniscal (cartilage) tear this time, so I'll (hopefully) only have to wear the splint and crutches for a week.

So about the running - back in February, I downloaded this app called C25k (Couch to 5km) because I figured I should try running, since it was one of those things I never really got the hang of. It's a training program where you run three times a week (at varied walk/run intervals) for 8 weeks, at the end of which you're supposed to be able to run 5km or 30 minutes. I found it really good because I'm one of those goalsetting/check-things-off-a-list people. This week was the last week and Tuesday I was on my second last bloody run. A few days before, I'd already been able to jog for 28 minutes straight (which I have never, ever, in my whole life been able to do before). So to make this thing a billion times more frustrating, I just missed out on finishing the program, and I'll probably have to train for a couple more weeks before I can get back to where I was.

I'm not even surprised really, because it's exactly the kind of ridiculous thing that would happen in my life.

50 comments:

  1. Ouch!! Oh boy that sounds painful. I hope you only have to wear the splint/use the crutches for a week! I can't imagine how inconvenient it must be for you. Get well soon x

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  2. Ouch! At least it's only for a week, hopefully it's not an agonizing time and it goes by fast!

    You'll get back to whee you are in no time, and at least you are being active :)

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  3. Oh no! I hope your knee is ok! Awesome work with the training! I've just started running myself... Not the most enjoyable thing in the world but I feel myself progressing! Hopefully you will recover in no time and get back to your 30min goal :)

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  4. Oh my, I'm one of those person who find these kind of stories hilarious. But I can imagine how frustrating it must be for you, especially since it was your second last run! I am going to get that app myself I think, I want to run again but I don't have any motivation to do so. Good luck this week!! I hope you'll be ok in no time!

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  5. Omg I will punch that spot where the concrete meets the grass - how rude! Hope you heal super fast!! x

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  6. Gosh that sounds painful... I've never had to use crutches (knock on wood) but I can't imagine it'd be much fun. Take care, I'm really hoping your knee gets better soon!

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  7. ow, hope you will feel better soon! Too bad about the running... Hopefully you won't have to do it all over again!

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  8. Oh crap that sounds so painful!! I was ice skating with my friend and then I fell directly on my left knee and it hurt so bad but I never went to the doctor. I couldn't kneel for 3 weeks, and going up stairs was such a hassle. That knee is still kinda screwed up. But hope you get out of that thing son, and hope you don't injure that same knee again!

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  9. Oh my god Jane! This sounds so painful! My friend snapper her cartilage before and she was in agony and had to have an operation so I fully sympathise with you! At least it'll be off soon right? I'm going to have to try this C25 app, at the moment I can jog for 6 minutes on the treadmill max before I feel like I'm about to pass out. Hope you get better soon, I'm sure your training will be motivation enough for you to get back to it!
    xxx
    Nina

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    1. I could barely run for 30 seconds when I started, so definitely try it!

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  10. oh no, Jane!
    I hope you get well super duper soon!

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  11. omg jane AGAIN!?!? =CCCCC get well soon i'll drive you around for some comfort food if you need to :////

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    1. I know :( thanks Janet, I will let you know if I need that haha. Hopefully I'll be okay for your birthday drinks!

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  12. oh no! Knee injuries are so inconvenient because of the large splint and awkward confined feeling. D: I hope your knee doesn't get injured after this one! Has your doctor recommended ways to strengthen your knee? I have a bad ankle and have had periodic sprains since I first tore a ligament at 16. It's definitely annoying having to wear splint on any joint. :(

    And I actually did the C25K last summer! I liked it because you get progressively better without pushing yourself too hard. Get better soon and get back to training. It will come back to you. :)

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    1. I went to physio a couple of times and they showed me some exercises which I did halfheartedly for a coupld of months each, but to be honest I hadn't thought about my knee in years!

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  13. I downloaded that app before but didn't do it because I was lazy :P

    Hope you get well soon :)

    http://kaleidoscopexhearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. aaah what bad luck you have :( get well soon!

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  15. Courage! I hope you feel better soon

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  16. Poor you it looks (& sounds!) painful! That app sounds great though, when I run, I like to set myself the goal of not stopping until I've completed my track, it actually works!xx

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  17. Oh, I'm so sorry this happened to you, hope you get better really soon!

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  18. What, a second time?! That's horrible. I hope you are doing well. I hope it gets better soon. You were pretty close to finishing, but when your knee heals, you will be able to pick off where you left. I dislocated both my knees at the same time in high school playing baseball, and they will never be the same. Whenever winter comes around, I feel like an old woman because my knees just refuse to work. Stay safe.

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    1. Fourth time, actually! But damn, both knees at once? That sucks!

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  19. Ouch! I hope you get well soon!
    I don't have that app, but I have another 5K app, just because I wanted to run. So me and my friend signed up for a 5K run in town, but alas... I am on week 4/5 now (of 8 as well), but I think I have shin splints and that sucks too. :x
    Good luck with you knee! I hope you can make it to 5K!

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  20. oh no poor you! feel better soon!

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  21. Ouch that sounds really painful. ): I hope you get better soon!

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  22. Aw no that's rubbish! Hope it heals up quickly xxx

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  23. this looks like my case! hope you´ll get well soon!
    xx Vanes

    thebloggerina.blogspot.com

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  24. oh poor you are! I'm so sorry, get well, dear! Followed you here, hope you can do same;)
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  25. Omg, I'm SO sorry to hear about this, Jane!

    I can't imagine how crappy this must be for you. Hopefully it heals up quickly.

    Thankfully I've not had any major injuries through running, only a sprained ankle!

    Halima

    xx

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  26. i'm so sorry! get better soon!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

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  27. Oh no, Jane! How painful and NOT fun :-( And right at the end of the Couch to 5km! Wishing you a SUPER speedy recovery!

    x

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  28. I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to you, that sounds terrible. I hope you'll get better and recover soon.

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  29. Aw I'm so sorry to hear that! That's such a bummer. Physical injuries always seem to happen at the worst times, no? I hope you have a speedy recovery! x

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  30. Ouch! Sending you quick healing thoughts!

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  31. gosh i can only imagine how inconvenient it'll be for you for the next couple of weeks!

    hang on tight jane! drink some bone broth or fresh aloe vera soup for quicker recovery. hope you'll recover soon! =)
    (i totally need you to be well and healthy for your blog!)

    to a swift recover,
    jun

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  32. Aww, that's such a bummer! Especially since you were so close to finishing the program :( Hope you feel better soon though! :)

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  33. I'm sorry to hear about your knee! But it's so great that you're doing the couch to 5K thing! I heard about it last summer and have been putting it off for a while. I recently started training for a 5k just a few weeks ago! So far, so good. ;)

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  34. I hope you're feeling better soon!

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  35. Oh my, that sounds awful! I hope you make a fast recovery. Good on you for going running - I wish I had your motivation! :) xxx

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  36. aw :( get well soon Jane! xx

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  37. ohhh i can't believe this happened on your second last run, that's so depressing! :( congrats on making it so far with the running though, that's pretty impressive! i never end up sticking with exercise plans, especially not if they're self motivated, haha.

    little henry lee

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  38. Oh gees oh man, that's a killer. So near your goal too, man. But still it means you know you can make it. So work up to it again, nail it and tick if off the list. Do it do it. You'll be back in no time dude. Take it easy.

    Ps I'm crap at running, can only manage a 10 min jog on the machine

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  39. ohhhh my god you wrecked it FIVE TIMES?! I literally gasped a total of three times in this post haha you give me stress girl! Hopefully it really is as not-serious as your doctor made it sound. And how tragic that it was your second to last run! Ugh the universe is cruel.

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  40. Oh no!!!! My face reading this post went from |: to ): to D: I hope that you get well very very soon. It's very impressive that you ran so far though. I might actually try that app now, x) Get better!

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  41. Oh my goodness Jane!! That darn concrete footpath..
    Get well soon!! xx

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  42. I completely forgot to comment on this post after first reading it, but I got really inspired from this post and am now on my 3rd week of running, since downloading the C25K app! Thank you so much more mentioning it, it has been so useful and it's really nice to be able to follow a structured schedule!

    Ahh it must suck to be so close to finishing the program, but hopefully you'll be up and running in no time! Hope your knee gets better soon! :-)

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