Effing KNEE!!!

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I worked with my leg propped up and my knee iced all day long….


(See the wine and champagne for the rehearsal dinner in the background?)


Sometimes my knee hurt so badly, I just straight iced it, no towel!


UGH. My stupid Chondromalacia is flaring up in my left knee… the really bad knee. I felt stabbing pain in the last 1.0 mile of my 5.0-mile run.  Now, I’m wearing my knee sleeve on the couch and popping aspirin.   I have no idea why it’s suddenly acting up.


No running for me tomorrow!


Snack was Grape Nuts and yogurt and blackberries.


Plus another serving (oh, Grape Nuts… I am addicted to you).


And… I had a very strange "dinner." I guess it was more breakfast-for-dinner!  Kashi Waffles, sliced banana, and PB


All drizzled in maple syrup.


With a side salad (I felt the need to eat a vegetable with dinner!)…


And a couple of pickles. 🙂 TOLD YOU it was a weird dinner. 🙂


I had a wonderful day today, did you?  I had an amazing Christmas miracle happen to me today.  Wish I could tell you guys what happened, but it has to be a secret. :)  Let’s just say a acquaintance did something very, very sweet for me, and it made my day! 🙂


Have a good night!



  • VeggieGirl December 18, 2008, 5:46 pm

    AHHH!!! I’m praying that your knee gets 100% better – keep icing it!!

    Glad you had a wonderful day!! I did too, since I’m now OFFICIALLY ON WINTER BREAK!!!!!! 😀

  • Kristina December 18, 2008, 6:01 pm

    Hope your knee gets better; that must not be fun, AT ALL!

    Love the dinner! Nothing’s better than breakfast for dinner. 🙂

  • Mrs. LC December 18, 2008, 6:05 pm

    Boo for hurting knees! But I wish your Christmas miracle wasn’t a secret! I could use a good Christmas miracle story right now. :/

  • Victoria December 18, 2008, 6:07 pm

    That just stinks. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

  • Cat Cat December 18, 2008, 6:16 pm

    Every blog that I read the blogger has a secret or surprise or something that they are not sharing and the anticipation is mounting.

  • *Andrea* December 18, 2008, 6:17 pm

    ugh bummer about the knee… but at least u have a pretty pink towel around it 😉 ugh i hope it gets better really soon!! i love irregular dinners – waffles and pancakes are perfect for dindin

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 18, 2008, 6:26 pm

    aww i wish i could tell my christmas secret, but my christmas angel has asked to remain ANON. 🙂

  • Erin December 18, 2008, 6:38 pm

    sorry about your knee. My left knee has been a problem for me to lately 🙁

  • Bridget December 18, 2008, 6:49 pm

    Hope your knee gets better!!

  • Halie December 18, 2008, 7:02 pm

    Your poor knee! I sure hope it gets better! Take care of it! Do everything that makes it feel better!

    Looks like a great dinner to me!

  • just me December 18, 2008, 7:03 pm

    ahhh…i hope your knee feels better; my quad was acting up a little during my 5+ miler today…i’m icing it and popping aspirin too!

    glad you had a nice little something happen to you today by your very nice acquaintance!

  • K December 18, 2008, 7:05 pm

    I feel your pain, literally. I have chondromalacia in my knee and it is so annoying! Even sitting irritates it at times. Hope your knee feels better soon!!

  • Erica December 18, 2008, 7:14 pm

    owww yayy for the Christmas miracle! How fun! Hope your knee feels better!

  • Oh She Glows December 18, 2008, 7:19 pm

    I hope that your knee feels better! It is so frustrating when injuries prevent us from doing what we love! Have a good rest day tomorrow and Im sure you will be ‘up and running’ soon!


  • Erin December 18, 2008, 7:24 pm

    That does not look like fun, sorry. I have no experience with injuries (knock on wood) but maybe your recent speed work contributed to that?

  • carolinebee December 18, 2008, 7:27 pm

    sorry about your knee! It sounds like you are following your own good advice and resting and taking care of it! Maybe some of that champagne will help too..i’m just sayin..

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina December 18, 2008, 7:28 pm

    too many secrets in the blogworld today! tell usssss

  • Justine December 18, 2008, 8:00 pm

    Hope your knee starts feeling better soon!
    Glad you had a good day and got a little Christmas miracle! I enjoyed my relaxing, random day. First official day of winter vacation for me…and I’m loving having nothing to do and NOT being stressed. Oh, and I bought the first Twilight book tonight, so I may need to start that before I head to bed! 🙂

  • Sarah December 18, 2008, 8:59 pm

    Hi Caitlin – daily lurker but first comment. I’m sure you have thought of this but I think you need to invest in some new shoes. Worn out shoes is a cause of runner’s knee and you have put way too many miles on those shoes with all your running. I know new shoes are not cheap but they are worth it to keep you healthy and running. Good luck!!

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) December 19, 2008, 4:44 am

    all these bloggers have been posting up SECRETS-i cant find to know!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 19, 2008, 5:55 am

    erin – maybe!! because i think sunday’s race probably counts as speedwork and then i did it again on monday, and usually i only do speedwork 1 x a week. so that might be the culprit.

    sarah – you’re right… it is definitely time for new shoes. ;(

  • Mica December 19, 2008, 5:57 am

    Ooh, sorry about your knee! In HS anatomy, we learned that the knee is called “the beauty and the beast” because it’s both wondrously and hideously complex as body parts go. Yikes.

    Hope you’re feeling better!

  • Carolina John December 19, 2008, 6:55 am

    I feel your knee pain, literally. i’ve been fighting the left knee and left shin pain all week. it’s not fun.

  • Karen December 19, 2008, 7:20 am

    I used to have knee problems too when I ran. What worked for me was the icing and stretching, plus I got SuperFeet orthodics. (You just take out the original insoles that came with your shoes and replace them with the SuperFeet.)

    The additional support made a huuuuge difference!

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