Saturday, February 26, 2011

Paranoia will destroy ya.

File this under "At Least I'm Not as Crazy as the Happy Runner."

Or just laugh at me. Either is fine.

First, by way of background, we're 5 weeks from the half marathon and every little sore anything has me slightly paranoid. When I started to feel a little something in my left knee yesterday I kinda freaked. I never have left knee problems. Whenever I have any sort of foot/knee/hip problems they are in my right leg. Always. So something in my left knee? Yikes-ola.

It was one of those funny-surface feelings. It felt as if some ligament or tendon was just loose and flapping around right under my skin. It didn't hurt, which I figured was a good sign, but I definitely felt the flapping when I walked up or down the stairs and when I sat or stood.

I didn't want to think about what could be wrong.

And so I thought instead about how terrible it would be to have to miss the half marathon. I would be doomed. These thoughts ran through my head all day, especially when I felt the flapping. Stupid knee!

Or maybe just silly, silly me.

You see, on Thursday I had cut my knee. Just a wee little cut but it bled so I covered it with a band-aid. That's right. A band-aid. Apparently, not a tight-fitting band-aid because that was what was causing the weird flapping around feeling on my knee. It wasn't a torn ligament or pulled muscle or off-set kneecap. Nope, just a little bandage on a little cut.

So, yeah. I'm OK. Still on for the half.

Now, doesn't my crazy paranoia make yours seem normal?

You're welcome.

~ Felice

10 comments:

Marlene said...

Hehe, I can see this happening to me. I am hyper-aware of the tiniest of twinges when it's getting close to a big race! Glad it was nothing to worry about. :)

Lisa said...

THat's funny!

I wish my knee problem was a simple as a bandage on a cut...

Momma Mel said...

The mind is a crazy place; it's a good idea not to visit there too often.
That is so funny.

Lori Lynn said...

I'm not training for a half marathon, but I am training for my very first 5K the end of March, and I'm rather paranoid that something's going to happen that I won't be able to run in it!

Lisa said...

haha! I'm sorry, I had to laugh a little! I'm still two months from my first big race and I freak out a little any time anything aches a tiny bit. All the injuries I've had have me a bit on edge. Glad it was nothing and you're good to go!!

Darlene said...

I understand totally. My half was in Florida & I was really paranoid that I would get sick or injured that I wouldn't be able to run. When my foot started to hurt a few weeks before, I freaked.

KT80 said...

I laughed, BUT it's also the exact kind of thing I would do too!
-KT80 www.traininglikeagirl.blogspot.com

Cynthia O'H said...

When it is close to race day, every single abnormality drives me crazy! You must be race ready!

The Accidental Runner said...

Sorry it got you freaked...but glad it was only a bandaid!!!

EndorphinBuzz said...

LOL! I can totally relate!

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