Thursday, June 17, 2010

Recovering from 2nd Knee Surgery in 4 months

At the start of 2010, i was in the best shape i think i have ever been in.  I was thinking that it was going to be a good year, and had scheduled a number of races, including the Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon, and a triathlon in June, August, September and October (going on vacation in July).

The very next day I was running on the treadmill (slowly to increase mileage) and after 7 miles felt a pain.  the result-  torn medial meniscus in my right knee.  with my work travel schedule and waiting for insurance approvals, mri's etc - i had surgery on February 15th.  Recovery was pretty fast, and i still managed to run the 1/2 marathon in may.  but the week after that i noticed pain in my left knee.  Another MRI showed that i had also torn the medial meniscus in my left knee too.

as i am writing this, i still have the bandages and stitches from the 2nd surgery a week ago.  I am looking forward to friday when i can get the stitches out and get back into the pool.

One benefit from the first knee injury was spending more time in the pool!  so i am looking forward to continuing to improve my form and efficiency.

my run and bike have definitely suffered - i haven't ridden my bike since the last race from last year (october), so i am hoping the to get some strength and flexiblity to start riding again in a few weeks.