Monday, April 12, 2010

Random Stuff, and Free Stuff

Want these hydration belts? They're slightly used, in great condition, the bottles are clean, and they're FREE! Just reimburse me for shipping. Post a comment telling me you which one you want. UPDATE 4/13: Black belt with white and black bottles is the only one still available; adjustable size L/XL (maybe will fit size medium also).





Saturday's Run: Farmington Canal Linear Park trail ?? degrees. 4 miles; Splits: 8:32; 8:32; 8:48; 8:39; 34:31; 8:37 per mile pace.

Thursday's Run: Farmington Canal Linear Park trail 73 degrees. 4 miles; Splits: 9:05; 8:57; 9:08; 8:58; 36:08; 9:02 per mile pace.

I'm WAY behind in posting and reading blogs. It's because of my hard working wife working 7 days a week (About 85 hours a week) now as a CPA. She's pretty much home long enough to sleep, shower, get dressed, and go back to work. The extra hours I'm spending helping our 24 year old disabled son has taken me away from blogging. I'm not complaining, just letting you know why I'm not posting and commenting. Heck, if anyone should be complaining, it's her. The end is near: Thursday is April 15th.
Today was my first Physical Therapy (PT) appointment. I'm scheduled for twice a week for the next two weeks, which should be enough. It better be enough, since I have a $20 copay per visit. I really don't have any good PT stories to tell. I saw "Lisa" today, and she spent the half hour session kneading my knee. I'm going to a different P.T. place than I did in February. I just feel more comfortable going there (I've been there before for P.T.)and that's the reason I went back to them. My knee feels MUCH better. I found out the "snap, crackle, pop sounds" are due to crepitus. From the internet: "Crepitus is really just noise and/or vibration that you can feel when you bend and straighten the knee. When you go to the doctor (or P.T.) and s/he moves the leg with a hand over the knee and head tilted, they are trying to see if there is any noise or vibration coming from the knee. Some have likened the sound of crepitus to rice krispies." Crepitus can occur with or without pain. If you have no pain, then it's usually left alone." Which translated means I'm a lucky man!
I pushed myself and ran faster this past Saturday. I was pleased with my splits, and my total time. My endurance still sucks. That too will improve as my knee pain lessens and my amount of days running increases. I have a 6K race this Sunday in NY City. I'm not driving there, so at least I won't have to worry about getting a parking ticket. Well, I'm out of time. Don't forget to let me know if you want either of the hydration belts. Hopefully later this week I can catch up on how everyone's doing. If not, definitely next week.

13 comments:

Tricia said...

Happy to hear the knee is feeling good.

Lisa said...

Been wondering where you've been. Glad your knee is feeling better.

onelittletrigirl said...

If you ever think about giving away a free Garmin, I am your girl. Just send it to me.

You are an awesome husband/dad. Even if you are a Mets fan.

ajh said...

Glad the knee is improving!

Keri said...

I am a Mets fan too!!

lindsay said...

i'll take a free car! :-p (there now we're even on the free cars)

i've never tried to run with a hydration belt, but i get cranky over tying a shirt around my waist. so i'm not sure it would go over well for me :) hope you get some takers!

i think i have that crepitus in my elbow. it cracks sometimes when i do pushups.

Meg said...

Sounds like the PT is working out for you. I'm happy! That Rice Krispie sound is very interesting, I've heard that many times when I'm stretching on a table. No pain so I guess it's okay. THANKS!

Anne said...

Glad to hear your knee is doing better! Hang in there... :)

Julie said...

Hi Rick,
Nice job on your runs:) Seriously you had really good paces on your runs:) I am also glad to hear that your not having issues with your knee!! Thank goodness:) I hope that you have a wonderful week Rick!!

Cynthia O'H said...

Glad you're feeling better.

I love the recycled belts. Thanks for being so green.

L.B. said...

Awesome! I'll take one of the belts if they're still on the table.

Those are some awesome splits! I want to get to the point where, when I run without thinking about it I hit eight-minute miles. Right now, I'm in the nine-minute mile range.

Sherri said...

I'm glad your knee is better! I love a good PT!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Way behind on blogs too..... glad things are going well, and hope both you and your wife get some rest and relaxation after tomorrow! :)