Well This Sucks
After my "UnFitness" test I did on the 8th, I was experiencing a lot of pain in my knee.
I went in to the doctor last week and got a referral to PT.
Went in this morning.
Initial diagnosis, medial meniscus bruise or tear.
They are going to contact my doctor and an ortho specialist.
Most of the pain is probably from fluid build up due to the injury.
So, I can still walk, which is good since I need to get ready for my 2 Ultras in June.
I need to do more movement during the day while sitting at my desk.
I also need to do more stairs during the day to work the knee more.
I am fighting some serious frustration with this.
I need to lose weight/fat to be healthier.
I don't do well losing with just diet, my system tends to adapt quick to scarcity and I stop losing fairly quickly.
I need to workout to lose.
So frustrating to have progress then have to deal with injury.
I don't have any major walks planned before my June Ultras.
I will be pushing a vet in a wheel chair on the 20th of May but that is it.
I might or might not do the Memorial Ruck on Memorial weekend.
Worst case is I just go to it but don't ruck since they do go at a faster pace than I normally do, will see how I feel then.
That gives me 5 1/2 weeks before the FANS event then 3 weeks to the Eagle Up Ultra.
I have zero plans on letting this prevent me from doign my events.
I was a bit disappointed for my April Buddy Check.
I was only able to make it 2 of the 4 loops.
Between lack of training over the winter and my knee being tender I decided to call it.
Made about 7 miles.
Just depends on which device/app I used.
7.4 miles according to Garmin, 6.97 according to Map My Walk, and 7.12 according to my FitBit, and 6.9 according to RoadID eCrumb.
Status of my 5 week challenge 20170408 - 20170513
1. Clean/clean out the entire house.
- Not a lot of progress but doing better about not letting stuff build up.
2. Go shopping for GOOD food.
- I have been doing very well on shopping but need to restock today or tomorrow.
3. Go to bed early, get up early, and get going early.
- Still working on shifting to early to be early to rise but it is moving that way.
4. Get exercise.
- I have done some but not as much as I need to.
5. Do it for 5 weeks.
- 1/2 way thru
6. Track progress.
- Never built a tracker so not much there.
7. Report Progress.
- This is my first one unfortunately.
Some cool news.
I will be organizing the Carry the Fallen Ruck in White Bear Lake this year.
The previous organizer is living out of the state now so I will be taking over for her.
I really hope I do as well as she has done.
Event Progress on my 1000 Mile Challenge (2017)
Total: 209.31 miles
Percent of Event Complete: 31.23% (Day 114/365)
300 Mile Goal Goal: 69.77% (Avg 0.36 / Day to Complete)
700 Mile Goal Goal: 29.90% (Avg 1.95 / Day to Complete, 9.32 to Catch Up)
1000 Mile Goal Goal: 20.93% (Avg 3.15 / Day to Complete, 103.02 to Catch Up)
✓ Aloha Friday 5k Challenge 20170106 -- https://www.virtualpaceseries.com/portfolio-item/1260/
✓ Aloha Friday 5k Challenge 20170113 -- https://www.virtualpaceseries.com/portfolio-item/1260/
✓ Aloha Friday 5k Challenge 20170120 -- https://www.virtualpaceseries.com/portfolio-item/1260/
✓ Buddy Check 22K Jan 2017 20170122 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1108143029282325/
✓ Aloha Friday 5k Challenge 20170127 -- https://www.virtualpaceseries.com/portfolio-item/1260/
✓ Remember the Fallen 10k 20170128 -- https://www.virtualstrides.com/product/remember-the-fallen/ (virtual with my brother)
✓ Boots for the 20 3-7 20170410 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1732853540367687/
✓ Buddy Check 22K Apr 2017 20170422 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1048749911904276/
Help the Old Glory 5k 20170520 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1366283856747995/
Memorial Ruck 20170529 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/165352123940239/
FANS 24 Hour Ultra 20170603 -- http://www.fans24hour.org/
Bubble Run 5k Fun Run 20170611 -- http://bubblerun.com/upcoming-locations/minneapolis-mn-2017/
24 Hour Eagle Up Ultra 20170624 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/214849922310267/
GoRuck Light 20170701 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1582546145389507/
23 Hour To Stop Suicide 201707?? -- still waiting on final date confirmation
Buddy Check 22K Jul 2017 20170722 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1073094729476205/
Carry the Fallen Ruck 20170909 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/194705577712578/
Buddy Check 22K Oct 2017 20171022 -- https://www.facebook.com/events/802538279849057/