Well this just got cornfusing and frustratable. I decided to test my knee out on a run today. I’d taken 5 days off and felt good, so thought the 6th day I’d get back at it. I was supposed to run 5 miles, but I told myself heading out the door to “take it easy” and “best to keep it shorter to be safe”. I also adjusted my pace and kept it almost a minute slower per mile than normal.
1st mile I felt aight. At mile 2 it bothered me a bit and so I decided to call it and head home. Prob was I was 1.5 miles from my house. But then a funny thing happened. As I kept going, it stopped bothering me. It felt normal! I got very excited, but instead of going the full 5 miles, I cut it at 4…ya know, to be smart.
Then I stretched and showered and still felt good. Then I drove to work and just like when I hurt it last week, as soon as I got done with the commute, got outta the ride and started walking, it was hurting. Not as bad as last week, but still noticeable.
So I guess I’m going to have to take more time off. It’s a real bummer cause my training was going so well. And now I am getting into the real meat of the Disney Dopey Challenge training sched. This week was supposed to be 5, 8, 3, 8, 18 mile runs. Dang, was looking forward to it!
You know what they say about runners, they aren’t mad that they’re hurt, they’re mad because they can’t run!
So I’ll have to settle for some gym and yoga sessions. Maybe some swimming or biking if that doesn’t bother it. I’m also RICEing. Gonna focus on eating right. Getting adjusted by my chiro. And I picked up some of this homeopathic medicine. Yeah, I tend to explore all options…
I think it’s a mild enough injury that hopefully all of that will take care of it soon. If not, then I might have to get some more help.
Anyway, how bout you? Any nagging injuries? What are you doing about it?