Sunday, October 29, 2006
And Meanwhile, Back at the Knee
The knee really hasn't recovered from last weekend. It's still clearly swollen. It still hurts to go up and down stairs (before that weekend, I was actually trotting up & downstairs normally without thinking about it). Hurts at night when I'm sleeping. (Hadn't done that in several weeks.) Soooo in truth, last weekend's experiment was a success: I figured out what I could and couldn't do and determined what is likely to happen to it with 5 days in Scottsdale. I'm more prepared for what I'm likely to go through. I'm borrowing a bike to take with me to help me get around during nondog times and also am taking crutches--neither of which I'd been particularly planning on before last weekend. And my expectations are probably more realistic. On the other hand, I'm dreading the pain and inconvenience more.
However, I still want to go, and there's no good way to talk me out of it. So I'm hitting the road Tuesday morning about 6 a.m. (so much for a noncompetition day!) to head down to Salinas to pick up my rideshare, Diana, and her two dogs. We barely know each other, but she seems like she'll be a good person to get to know better, and what better of an opportunity than two 12-hour trips!