(Ravelry.com buddies have seen some of this post already, FYI)
Well, Iíve hit a small setback. Again. Grrr!!
I fell on Tuesday when I failed to spot a terrain change (no sidewalk, ground cover wasÖ covering). I rolled my right ankle, took a good bounce on my right knee (the most recent surgery) and landed squarely on the left knee. I was wearing my backpack, so I was top-heavy and down before I knew it.
Today, after x-rays and an MRI, Iím bruised and swollen but OK. The MRI showed a slight tear in the cartilage of my left knee, which might have always been there and was aggravated by the fall (thatís how my knees work). I received a shot of cortisone and a ďletís hope for the bestĒ prognosis. Getting the knee scoped may be inevitable in time, but I expect that sort of thing given my history.
UPDATE: Today the right knee and right ankle (aka My Support Team) feel much better today. The left knee still has pain, but I am much more mobile today. Iím clear to resume exercising on Monday, so hereís to a nice and easy, restorative weekend!
The incident gave me a reason to think about upcoming fitness events. As some of you know, my favorite bike ride - the Saint Paul Classic - is only a month away. Today my participation is up in the air, which I've decided to not dwell on for the moment.
Instead, I'm considering what I KNOW that I CAN DO. My friend Randy Dibble is raising money to support research for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
You can learn more about Randy and his struggle with eye disease here:
He and I spoke last evening and I decided that this would be the year that I do more than just write a check. As you know, your perspective on fundraising and participation changes greatly once a personal connection is made. Please consider looking for a walk in your area - the website features a lot of states - or simply talking up this event with your friends!
I'm bummed, yes, but maybe this is a sign that it's time to do something for me AND someone else.
Make it a great day, SparkFriends!