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Monday, July 15, 2013

Yesterday I went for a walk with a Meetup group at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. It's a botanic garden of only aquatic flowers. It was really neat -- I've lived in the DC area for 8 years now and never heard of the place. They have a short trail there, too, which the group walked after an hour of looking at the pretty flowers.



After lunch, my friend came over and we hung out at the pool in my building. It was fun to catch up with her and to beat the heat of the day.



After she left, I made my lunch for the work week and then made dinner. Sometime after that, I started to feel a little pain to the left of my shin. I rested my foot on a pillow with a cold pack. The pain seemed to move up to my knee. I wonder if I did something when I was swimming? It's not like I was doing much more than treading water and moving from one side of the pool to the other! This morning, I still feel a twitch of pain shooting down my knee; it is on the left side of my lower right leg. Weird, right?

I will take it easy today, not go to step aerobics as I had planned emoticon, and hope it gets better quickly!

The weird thing is that right around this time last year is when I sprained my ankle. There's something about mid-July and getting injured...
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SDLEE514 7/15/2013 11:30AM

    Oh no, sorry about your pain! that is strange...I have never heard of those gardens either! Although you do have 6 years more in the area than me ;) I'll have to check them out, they look pretty!

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PEACESONG464 7/15/2013 10:26AM

    Sounds like you're doing all the right things in order to be back to 100% soon. I hope it's nothing and you're back to normal very soon. I get pains like that myself which usually go away on their own after a little rest.

Nice place to walk!

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JULIELUEK 7/15/2013 10:13AM

    First, I love your day of walking in the gardens and swimming. Ahhh-- how perfect. I'm sorry you're hurting. I get weird pains when I jog sometimes. I usually go easy if I need to and wait them out a couple days before I head to a doctor. Sometimes it's just using a muscle slightly differently or I took a step that twisted something without me realizing it. I watch for redness and swelling though too. Try alternating heat with cold and take a couple ibuprofen. I hope you feel better soon!

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