I haven’t had the best of weekends. On Friday, I made the call to skip my long run Saturday morning as my knee is still nagging me. Although, the humidity was insane and I think a lot of people in my group cut theirs short. Saturday ended up being pretty busy. Since I wasn’t running, I went to my Mom’s house to help her with a yard sale. Charlotte had a birthday party in the middle of the day, and my husband’s boss had invited us over in the evening.
Sunday, I went back to my Mom’s to help her with her yard sale (it was a 2 dayer). And I was there most of the day. I headed back home around 5 and started to feel nauseous on the ride home. I laid down on the couch and around 7:30 it started. I won’t give you all the dirty details, but it went on all night about every 2 hours. I tried to sip some water and that would just come back up. It was awful and right now as I type this I still feel awful. It has subsided though. I’ve been able to keep down 5 saltine crackers and some Gatorade.
The worst part about it is I have no idea what it was that caused it. Most of what I ate over the weekend was in group settings so someone else should have come down with something too. Who knows. The last time I had food poisoning (unfortunately this is not my first time this year) was back in June at a work conference and half the people at the conference came down with it. We must have chosen the wrong buffet line.
My knee pain has been lingering – while I haven’t been laid up on a couch for the past week, I did expect it to subside a little. So I’m rather annoyed. I made an appointment with a new physical therapist for tomorrow to see what exactly I can do with it.
My race is in 6 weeks. When my other knee started bugging me in May, it would flare up but go away – this has not gone away ever. I’m hoping that I have enough time to get my knee back in shape and get in enough training runs to finish the Baltimore Half. I’m just really disappointed about it right now – I’m so afraid that this is going to be a disaster. I felt so good during that last long run, I never expected this knee issue to pop up, much less linger on for over a week.
Enough of my pity party – time to have another saltine cracker.
Hope your weekend was better than mine!
How was your long run this weekend? Did the humidity get you? Have you ever had food poisoning?