Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mind Your Own Business

I want everyone - especially strangers - to stop asking me why I have a knee brace. Every time I am asked I feel compelled to explain, because to be curt is to be rude, and yet most don't really want to know all of the mysterious details of what it is I do and do not know about what is wrong with my knee.

And it's none of their f*cking business.

"Is that a toupe?"

"Where did you get that gash on your arm?"

"Why are you wearing that knee brace?"

If I were a woman I'd answer; "My boyfriend pushed me down the stairs." That would shut them up pretty fast.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Off Track

I had my follow-up on the MRI today. I may have a frayed meniscus, as opposed to a torn meniscus, an injury sustained due to normal wear and tear, and not some traumatic injury. This makes sense. It could also be a tendon which runs through the meniscus which is inflamed. They cannot tell from the MRI. So it is not a major injury ... but it also means we do not know what to do.

I continue to take high doses of naproxen, twice daily. I passed on a cortisone shot, because the idea of it terrified me, and the doctor seemed to suggest it was six of one whether I did that or continue taking the OTC stuff. Regardless, he wants me to wait a month and see if the swelling goes down. I can swim or bike, but running is definitely a bad idea.

If things do not improve, they will look into my knee with a camera.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

36 Playlists for 36 Years

Four miles. And I'm done.

2008 Playlist
American Boy (Soulseekerz Club Remix) - Estelle
Check Yes Juliet - We The Kings
Three-Way - The Magnetic Fields
Blind - Hercules and Love Affair
Pumpkin Soup - Kate Nash
Mercy - Duffy
Lights & Music - Cut Copy
Uninvited (Club Mix) - Freemasons
7 Ghosts I - Nine Inch Nails
Let's Dance To Joy Division - The Wombats

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Frightfully hectic

My mom once used the phrase "Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am," in casual conversation without knowing what it really meant.

I mean, she knew it meant to do something with alacrity, she just didn't know what that something was.

By the way, this video is totally awesome.

1973 Playlist -or - Running On Mars
Life On Mars? - David Bowie
Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers
Blockbuster - Sweet
Do It Again - Steely Dan
Street Life - Roxy Music
Rock and Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
Suffragette City - David Bowie
Meet Me On The Corner - Lindisfarne
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
Popcorn - Hot Butter
Burning Love - Elvis Presley

That's it. That's as far back as I'm going. Gimme some of that sweet, sweet techno.

Run stats:
Distance: 4 miles
Weight: 164.5 lbs.
Stretches: yes
Push-ups: 20
Temperature: 86º
Weather: hot. windy.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The history book on the shelf is always repeating itself

What the old-timers used to call "going for a jog."

1974 Run Jog
Back In N.Y.C. - Genesis
Loose Booty - Sly & The Family Stone
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
Doctor Who Theme - BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Waterloo - ABBA
Oye Como Va - Santana
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Cooldown: Chameleon - Maynard Ferguson
Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo - Rock Derringer
Autobahn - Kraftwerk

Run stats:
Distance: 3 miles
Weight: 167 lbs.
Stretches: yes
Push-ups: 30
Sit-ups: 80
Temperature: 70º
Weather: warm. highly pleasant.