One Car Accident and Surgery is Needed...
Well, 2016 ended up with someone T-boning me before Christmas Eve and me not having my car back for 3 weeks. That's fine. Training had been going well for Houston up until that point. My neck was a bit fucked up after the accident but a couple of adjustments and I felt A-OK. But a week after the accident, my knee started feeling funky, my hamstring and calf also sore. I could run with it and no pain, just an ache was present, so I did not think anything of it. 2017 came in and I was tapering for Houston.
Then, on my last run before Houston, so much pain. I couldn't even walk afterwards. No matter how much tape and massages I did before Houston, the pain was always there. I started the marathon knowing I wouldn't finish. I did 1.92 miles according to my Garmin, none of which were painless. Walked back to the hotel and iced the knee until my husband finished the half marathon.
I have a torn meniscus. Most likely caused by the car accident, according to my doctor, or a fall or twist to my knee around that time which I don't recall having. Heading to a surgeon appointment on Wednesday. Fortunately, these types of surgeries have a quick recovery. I already missed Houston (registered for 2018, so...) and will probably miss RnR DC and Raleigh (we'll see). But now I will have a plan this week to fix it. And I hope the fix is soon.