Oh hey, it’s only been like almost 4 months since I posted. No big deal.
If there are any of you still out there (are you out there, it’s me, Emily!)… hello and welcome back to my life.
I currently reside 2.5 hours away from my actual home, in the middle of a cornfield, in a little tiny town in the middle of Ohio. I work as a college professor and I get asked approximately 10 times a day if I’m a student. I love my job. I never in a million years thought I would ever say those words but here I am.
I golfed a ton this summer which is exactly what I needed. I didn’t play well in my tournaments but that’s ok. I was hoping to qualify for the USGA Mid-Am this year but my knee had other plans. It decided to hurt more than ever on the day of my tournament. When you’re putting your entire body weight on your knee during your follow through and you have to walk 18, that generally leads to not playing very well. But, I toughed it out and didn’t quit. I shot one of my worse rounds, but I’m proud of myself for pushing through.
Oh yeah, my knee. I have an appointment in a few weeks with an orthopedic surgeon and I will probably have a scope over my Christmas break. It’s been two years of this injury and I’m ready for it to feel better. On the positive side, nothing is torn.. but there is a bunch of fluid and scar tissue in my knee that’s causing all my pain. After 4 cortisone shots, I’m ready to try something else. I’ve heard good things from my friends who have gotten knee scopes and I’m hoping that solves some of my knee issues.
I did actually run a 4 mile race 2 weeks ago (probably not one of my smartest ideas). I wore a brace and my knee surprisingly didn’t hurt.. until later in the day. I’ll maybe actually write a race recap for that one. Once I get a few seconds do actually do so🙂 Spoiler alert: I ran the entire 4 miles without stopping and I was only off my PR by 25 seconds. Amazing.
Hopefully you all had wonderful fall marathons/halves or whatever you have been doing. I’m lucky to have been chosen as a Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon ambassador again and I will be posting updates on that! I cannot wait to actually be able to run again with no pain🙂
Have a wonderful week!