Wednesday, March 26, 2008

1-Ahh.. 2-YESSS! and 3-OW!


#1-Ahhh...65 degrees and no wind...you know what that means in the Winterholler/Stott families! 
GOLF!
We played our first round of golf in way too long on Saturday, and it felt so good! Neither of us played our best, but it was fun nonetheless. Cody played great, as always, even though he had to spend most of his time coaching me! He is sooo good at helping me improve, and I hope to get better by the day! We have decided to purchase a season pass at Lake Hills in Billings for the summer, so you Montana folks get ready!

#2-YESSS! We are off to:

NEW YORK!
We are flying out on April 27 and coming back on May 2! We can't wait!  As well as site-seeing, we are going to go to:
WICKED
LION KING
and...
YANKEES GAME!
We can't wait for our big vacation, and if any of you have been there and have tips on what else we ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO SEE....let us know! SOON!

#3-Okay, here is the 'OW!" part...I have some sad news. I have been training 6 days/week for my 10k coming up, and I am loving every minute of it! Well, I WAS loving every minute of it until about 1 month ago. My knee started to hurt to the point that I wanted to stop in the middle of my runs. Long story short, I started taking glucosamine chondroitin, (aka a supplement to promote joint flexibility) around that time. My knee felt better for a couple weeks, but recently as Katie and I were on our longest run ever, 4 miles (woo-hoo!) I HAD to stop. Sad, sad day. I came home balling, and decided I needed to go to the doctor.  I just returned and my doctor let me know that I have Patellofemoral pain syndrome or 'runners knee'. (aka NOT FUN!) This, although not the best animation, is pretty much how to describe the feeling:

 To break this down, it is basically an irritation of the undersurface of the kneecap, which is supposed to be smooth, and mine is not. From what I have found on it, it is one of the most misunderstood knee problems. The only thing that I can do to get better is to rest and do stretches. He said that I can also train on a bike and swimming, which, to say the least, don't really excite me. I can't even do BOB!!! How do I live without my biggest loser workout? Anyway, enough crying, more do something about it. I still plan on running my 10k (don't worry Carrie) as long as I can get on track and trained prior to the big day! Until next time, please read again, I promise not to pout as much!

11 comments:

Brian and chelsea said...
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Brian and chelsea said...

SO SAD! I know exactly how it feels to have an injury interfere with running plans... sorry to hear you're another victim! That actually happened to me not too long ago. I didn't run for 4 days, and when I did, I warmed up first (walked, jumping jacks, hot towel on my knees, etc). Then after my run, I would put an icepack on my knee for 10-15 minutes, or kneel in an icy bath (sounds fun eh). That's what worked for me, anyway. Bestbest wishes to you!! Don't despair! Oh, and I'm so jealous about New York... Brian and I went there a couple years ago for a race. We spent most our time in Yonkers - very ghetto, somewhat scary. So that's a non-recommendation. But for a recommendation...Ground Zero. Not because of the emotional/memorial aspect... but because there were people out selling/yelling crazy things. Very entertaining.

Aaron & Jen said...

Oh no! I hope you get better, ice and elevate!! Other than that sad news I'm happy for you guys. Monday's weather was fantastic! Oh, and how fun... New York!! I have family out there and absolutely love the Big Apple although I'd never live in the city, I'm too much of a country girl. Loved sitting by you in RS on Sunday!

remember, ice and elevate! Of course not unless your doctor told you so... :)

ensadler said...

Sorry to hear about your knee. That isn't any fun!! Hope it gets better soon so you can get back to your training. I have started exercising and am having quite a bit of pain myself although I believe mine is caused by my feet. Long story and enough about me. You are an inspiration and I hope your knee gets better soon. Have some fun in NY and looking forward to seeing you.

The Jarvis Family said...

Ok, so while your in NY, you gotta go to the top of the empire state building! Its so freaky but its so fun! Be aware too, its cold and windy up there! the building feels like its swaying, its soooo neat though, do it! and Take picts! I called my sister from up there! haha. Go to Central Park too, its fun. Also, ya gotta try for David Letterman, its so fun! You guys will have a blast! I went a month after 9-11 it was really sad but such a historical experience. Sorry I never see you! Check this long comment out, I should write novels! instead of doing hair!!!

Ashley said...

Bummer about your knee! I think I would actually be sort of relieved, a good excuse not to work out! haha :) So fun about New York, I am jealous, Vegas and NEw York all within a few months! I've never been, but you'll have to fill me in on what we have to see when we go someday! Yay for golf, be sure and stop by and tell my parents hi when you're golfing Lake Hills!

Luke and Lacee said...

Sorry about your knee injury, that totally stinks! Wow you guys are headed to New York City! I have always wanted to go there, is this a just for fun trip? ~Lacee

Nels, Drea, & crew said...

Sorry to hear about the knee. Going to New York will be a blast! We saw wicked when we went to Chicago and it was absolutely wonderful!

krista said...

Everytime Chase and I read your blog we get soo jealous, way to live it up while you can!! So sorry to hear about the knee, ouch, hope you feel better soon.

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Ally Mack said...

How fun, I LOVE NYC!!! I'm going again in October so you will have to let me know what fun stuff you do and see. I don't want to get stuck doing the same things. Although I don't like the Yankee's I would love to go to a game. :) have fun.