I am not one to get on a blog and start to rant about the how my life is horrible and that there is nothing good in this world for me. You won’t find that here on Thrifty Running Dad, however, you will find an honest account about what is going on with me in the terms of working out, being a parent, and of course saving money.
For the past few weeks I have been dealing with a swollen knee. This happened to me when I was training for the marathon. This time I know what happened, I was doing a WOD with a lot of box jumps. Seriously like it was 5 rounds for time of 30 box jumps, 15 wall ball shots, and a 400 meter run. By the way, I crushed it! Sorry.
Ever since that workout my knee has not been the same. It swells every night and after every workout it just throbs with pain. So I am benched and The Open starts tomorrow. How is this fair? What does that mean for me? Well after a lot talking to myself on my drive home and some soul searching, I have made the executive decision to not participate in The Open this year. I know this is hard for me also. There are just to many hurdles this year. I have a trip to Disney the last week, my knee is injured, and I need to get some things handled at work. Trust me when I say that this was not an easy decision.
On a brighter note, yesterday I had my appointment with my cardiologist. This doctor was my grandmother and my mothers heart doctor. He knows my family history so i felt very comfortable seeing him. I was nervous but ready.
After we went down memory lane for a bit. He told me that I was perfect and that whatever I was doing to keep doing it. I mean that almost made me cry. If you follow my story then you know that my main reason to lose weight is to break my family cycle and according to my cardiologist I am well on my way.
Another brighter note, I got to spend time with my SIL and BIL to celebrate my SIL birthday! What did we eat? Japanese of course and I shared most of my carbs with my nephew Holden. Love that kid. Had a great time and we mostly talked about Disney and how excited we are getting. Good times and good times ahead.