Never Two Without Three

It’s been a rough couple days for me over here in sunny SB. I’m still resting my knee (I seriously feel like I haven’t really run in forever), and hoping I can run the San Diego Half a week from Sunday. My knee started popping and cracking today (which is new), but for the most part it’s feeling better except some pain here and there. Jeremy and I have to be out of our apartment tomorrow night, so tonight is our last time sleeping here (which is so bittersweet). We’re going to open a nice bottle of wine we’ve been saving, and sit on the floor and have a picnic.

Lunch picnic on the floor.

Moving break snack on the floor.

We’ve been moving stuff into our storage unit the last couple days, and yesterday as I was helping Jeremy unload something out of his truck, the window on the back of the camper shell swung down and crushed my right thumb. I slammed my left thumb in a car door last year, and I can’t believe I did it again. I couldn’t use my right hand at all for the rest of the day yesterday, and the pain woke me up a few times last night. Luckily it feels a little better today (it’s just all black and blue now), but of course there had to be one more injury to round out the trio. When I got up from bed this morning, all of a sudden I felt a shooting pain in my neck, and I have had a stiff neck all day and can’t turn my head at all. It’s so painful. It’s really a great combination: hurt knee, crushed thumb, and stiff neck. While moving. UGH. It’s also supposed to rain the next couple days (which is SO GREAT for Southern California), which makes everything a little more complicated when moving.

Constantly adding body parts to the list of things I need to ice.

Constantly adding body parts to the list of things I need to ice.

I feel like I’ve been a debbie downer lately, and I let myself get pretty frustrated the past few days. But a couple good things have happened too. Jeremy and I went over to my parents’ house today and were surprised to see my brother, sister-in-law, and their two boys there (one’s almost 3, the other is 8 months), and it was so nice to see them. They used to live next door to my parents, but moved about 45 minutes away almost a year ago. I get to see them every couple weeks, and it’s always a bright spot in my day. I’m really going to miss them. Another thing is that I was reading the Cork Marathon FAQs the other day and saw that you are not able to transfer between the full and half marathon after you register. I pretty much panicked because I need to be able to have the option to do the half, after how my last month of training has been. I sent an email to the event manager, and she wrote me back quickly. She said that since my family was traveling so far to attend the race, they would make an exception for me if need be. I was so incredibly relieved, and I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I really really still want to do the full, but knowing that I have the option to switch to the half makes me feel a ton better. I just have to tell her sometime before the beginning of May.

Here are a few more highlights from the last few days:





Got a couple decent pictures out of the Mermaid Series Half Marathon.

Got a couple decent pictures out of the Mermaid Series Half Marathon.

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  1. Grrrr at that dreaded “comes in 3” thingy.

    However, those photos did come out pretty good. That 2nd one of you has a great smile and it looks like you are giving a thumbs up even!

    And … at first I thought you had a glass of wine with those ice bags on your knee and thumb … but then I noticed the stella label on the glass (yes, even backwards I noticed it) … I am a beer snob is why. 🙂 Yah beer!

    1. Haha I immediately noticed the Stella glass, too! I was very excited to see it, lol. Careful with the knee – the crackling sound can be an indicator of runner’s knee, so you might want to have a doctor look at it. My knee was making the same sound when it was first bothering me. Luckily it’s gone away since I’ve stopped running, but I’m going to have to have a doctor check it out when I get back from the work trip I’m in right now.

      1. It’s actually some Crispin cider in a Stella glass, but I’d be happy with some Stella too! Thanks for the tip, it’s not doing any cracking or popping today, so that’s good. I’m interested to hear what your doctor will say!

    2. Haha, I realized after I saw pictures from my first half marathon that I inadvertently give people a thumbs up when I’m running. I guess it’s not the worst finger I could be showing people!

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