Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bike to Work Week -- part two

Let me start off by saying that I love my doctor and I trust him completely with my health. Today he gave me the bad news I was expecting. I need to take a short break from bicycling. I aggravated an old injury. I knew it was coming. When I had to hobble up and down the steps yesterday, I knew it was Iliotibial Band Syndrome. That's just big fancy words for, "my knee hurts like hell."

I was told to stay off the bike for two weeks. Ouch. That hurt more than my knee. So I begged and pleaded. I was told to reduce the mileage I ride by 50% during week one and 25% during week two. Then I can go back to normal. If the pain increases, I am supposed to stop right away.

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