Knee still sucks. I haven't been able to get any good exercise in lately and it's making me grumpy. I was really proud of myself and happy I was seeing results but now it's probably going to come to a standstill while I heal. I have seen real progress though. The emergency, size 12, pants I bought when my 10's were too tight are now too lose so that is something to celebrate in this whole endeavor.
I don't even know what is wrong with my knee. This is sort of the same thing that happened to my left knee in '06 but even then it was just some sort of mystery ailment. I went to the doctor, had x-rays and no one saw anything really wrong...it was just uncomfortable and making interesting sounds. It is a little worse with my right knee this time around because it's actually swelling, but even that has gone down considerably, I just really hope this isn't a long term problem.
I signed up for the CVS Downtoan 5K that is on 9/21 and I really want to be able to do it, but right now it's looking like it is going to be a 5K walk more than anything. Walking is still good for me, but I want to be a runner! Maybe I'll get there some day.
Mike found a Wii Fit last week so I've been playing that almost every day and it's so addictive. I played for almost an hour last night just trying to get a perfect score in the soccer ball game. He also grabbed his DDR from his old house and I've been trying that too as a form of less strenuous exercise. I'm pretty uncoordinated so it's been interesting so far but that is addictive to and I really like it and it *almost* makes up for not being able to run except for the fact that after active video game time my knee still feels funky.
In other news...today marks my one year mark as a graduate student counselor at Enrollment Services. It's kind of sad, but it's been the longest I've held a steady, almost every day kind of job. I did work at the tutoring center for almost two years but that was more fun than anything else and it didn't have the same restrictions as regular employment. So, I'm happy and proud for all my recent acheivements :)