When I get hurt or sick, my reaction isn't to run to the doctor, but to heal it at home, and use the medical profession only in extreme emergencies or as a dead last resort. So when my leg started hurting, I figured I could fix it myself. I tried heat, ice, rest, massage, hot tub, aspirin, biking, squats, lunges, leg pressing, leg extensions and ellipticaling. I can jump rope on both feet just fine, but when I tried alternating feet, the right leg wouldn't play nice. It's not getting worse, but the only thing that feels better is when I bike. It seems the longer I bike, the better my knee feels, yet within a half hour or so, the stiffness is back and my knee won't bear weight. I can't spend the next nine weeks on a bike, so I finally made an appointment to see an orthopedist. Please help me!
With this great negativity and huge monkey wrench in my life, here's a nice story to balance it out a little. I told my grad school friend about it and she said if I can't run Detroit, I can stay with her in Houston and run their marathon in January. I hope it doesn't get to that but I appreciate her offer and understanding of how important this is to me. Thanks Sandye!