Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It's not a tumor...

...or is it? What's the difference between a tumor and a cyst anyways? Beats me...

So I did it! I hit the road last night around 7:30 for short run. I decided I would ease back into running in an attempt to keep inflammation down so I only went about a mile and a half. I didn't wear my Garmin because frankly speed and distance are the least of my worries. I was just happy to run and to feel my body and listen to it. For the most part I felt good, heavy and slow, but good. Today I only have a hint of throbbing and no pain. I call this a success! I plan to get in another run after work too.

I have to say THANKS for all the awesome comments and encouragement you gave me on yesterday's post. But I have to say Cynthia from RunDreamLaugh gave me some pretty stellar advice...Why didn't I think of this?


The runner up comment goes to TMB...thanks for the encouraging yet horrifying information...I'll keep this in mind when my knee starts to hurt again. Maybe it just needs to rupture. However, I was told that 90% of the time it just returns. So it's worth a shot...maybe.

Either way, I am staying positive and starting slow. And it feels good! I have requested a referral for a second opinion and hopefully it wont take me 29 days to get in elsewhere.

And in case you need more than this daily fix of 5 Miles Past Empty head over to A Healthier Happier Bear to check out my guest post on Marathon+Moderation! It's always fun to guest post and I think you will find her blog quite entertaining, engaging and informative! So go ahead, click HERE....


  1. Where did you get that 90% statistic? I think it sucks. Or I am just really happy to be in that 10%.

    You should just run the heck out of it. It's not like a stress fracture that you are going to make worse. (I'm only half serious. Don't push it if you're not comfortable).

  2. Wow it rupturing sounds painful but if it made you run pain free a few weeks later it would be worth it. I just don't understand how they can do open heart surgery or brain surgery but they can't drain a cyst from your knee :( hopefully a second opinion will get you some better answers. My fiancé got a cyst drained from his wrist, of course I watched fascinated. It did come back but it's just one of those things you have to try or you will never know I guess.

    Glad you run went well :)

  3. Ouch... I was in pain just reading the post.

  4. TMB's comment was classic! It sounds super painful!!!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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