Another day in paradise

Got up, hit GlideTC first thing this morning. Gave the scoop on the current orthopedic status, so we stuck to doing upper body work. Along the way, something about split legs stance with some upper body exercises got my knee very grumpy. We changed tack and finished out the hour strong.

So far I’ve been avoiding pain medication for the most part, but the pain was not fun and I took an Aleve. It took a while for it to kick in, but once it did, the knee pain went away for the most part and almost 12 hours later is still ok. It’s good to know this for my pharmacological arsenal. Usually, I am pretty much a Advil person for such things.

On the plus side, I received a call mid-day to schedule my MRI. So tomorrow morning I go in first thing to get scanned. It can take 24 hours or more for the follow up, but I’m a step closer to hopefully getting some answers on what is going on.

I ended the day with a late afternoon ride. My goal was to go put some mellow miles in, especially due to the hard workout the evening prior.

I made a mistake in rolling out the door without warm enough clothing. The short sleeve jersey was barely adequate to start, but with the sun dropping and the wind kicking up, it got cold quickly. In the end I cut the ride short to an hour, when I had another 30–60 minutes of daylight to work with. Oh well, live and learn.

I’ve been meaning to take a picture of this the last few weeks, since it recently appeared. It’s unusual in several ways. The only thing I can figure is either the park service has a sense of informative humor, or somehow it’s a way to get drivers to slow down and/or pay attention a bit on the Tidepools descent.

The final touch to the day was some deep foam rolling to try and keep things loose(r).