In Which I Ponder The Merits Of Buying A Rascal*
March 3, 2006
Limp, limp limp. I am still limping around with my bum knee.
It was sore before last Saturday, when I fell off of my boots, from running. It was sore, but not particularly painful, for about a week.
I know that proper footwear is important. And one would think that since I was going to be running/walking/gasping for breath for 2 miles that I would not be so lazy as to not walk upstairs and get my running sneakers. But I am that lazy. That additional 100ft or so really might kill me.
But now I have learned my lesson. Walking fast in Birkenstock clogs is not a good idea. Neither is kicking them off to run barefoot. I am in the market for a new good pair of sneakers. Cross trainers? Is that what I would want for walking and running?
Anyway, today I did what anyone with a computer does and consulted with Dr Google** about my knee.
I have diagnosed myself with chondromalcia. Also known as runner’s knee. That pleases me (the name not the injury) as it makes me sound way more athletic than I actually am. Look at me I am a runner, I have runner’s knee to prove it!
It’s also has the nickname of “housemaid’s knee” which I don’t like at all, though it is probably a much more accurate description of my life.
And “secretary’s knee” which is just odd. It makes me think of this movie . If that is what causes secretary’s knee then I can understand, but otherwise how does a secretary injure her knee by sitting at a desk all day.
So, no more running for me for awhile. Walking is quite enough. I hope it heals up in time for the wedding next month because I don’t want to wear my new dress with a pair of easy spirit orthopedic shoes. That would just be wrong.
* This is a Rascal. I could be so playfully mischievous riding around on that thing, hitting people in the back of their ankles. I wonder if I could get a child seat attached onto it like people do on bicycles.
**if it still is hurting next week I’ll go to a real in the flesh living doctor
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