After my knee's unfortunate reaction to Saturday's 5K, I decided it was time to call in the big guns to get it taken care of. Yes, I finally made an appointment with an orthopedic doctor.
Lucky me, I was able to get an appointment for next Monday, so I don't have to wait too long. This doctor sounds pretty much amazing. He practices with the a group dedicated to sports medicine and he's an affiliated doctor with the U.S. National Soccer teams (men and women) and with D.C. United (my favorite MLS team!).
I imagine this is how our first appointment will go:
Me: So, I hear you work with some soccer teams. That's pretty cool.
Doc: Yea, it's a sweet gig.
Me: Do you get free tickets?
Doc: Sure, sometimes.
Me: Think you could hook a patient up next time the MNT is in town or perhaps when D.C. United plays the LA Galaxy?
Doc: Absolutely, how do you feel about getting to meet some of the guys too?
Me: ::Stars at him in stunned silence while slowing nodding head::
Doc: So, you were saying something about your knee...
Then he will work his voo-doo magic and heal me right away and I will be able to run the half marathon at the end of March.* The End.
*I am only semi-delusional in thinking this will happen.
In Sexy Six Pack challenge news, I failed miserably. I stuck with the program so well for the first few weeks and then I didn't stick with it as closely and last week I didn't do any ab work at all. I'm not sure if last week I was just more enamored with the core work I was doing in Yoga or if I was just bored with the 200 sit up challenge or what. I feel like some of it is my utter frustration about not being able to run because normally I would do my abs right after my run. So without running, some days I just plain forgot.
As far as my knee plans: Rest and ice until my appointment.