Holy crap. That game last night. For most of the game, I felt like I was on the cusp of a nervous breakdown. And then somehow, the Patriots pulled it off.
Ok, enough football talk (please don’t hate me if you’re not a New England fan!).
Sunday marked one week since my last (painful) run, so yesterday I was nervous but looking forward to trying running out again, after a week of careful stretching and research of exercises to help with runner’s knee. I taped my knee using KT tape to give the joint a little extra support, bundled up, and headed out, hoping for the best.
The good news was, it didn’t hurt as much or as quickly as it did last week. But, definitely not better yet. 😦 Despite the cold, it was a sunny morning and it just felt so dang good to be back outside running (even with my knee not cooperating) that I ended up going just about 2.3 milesMy mom and I had been considering the possibility of an 18 mile race in early March, but after today’s run, I know that’s not going to happen for me. 😦 Thankfully, we hadn’t registered for it yet. While I had been excited about the idea of a new race and another big challenge, for now, I know I have to focus on really trying to clear up this knee issue, while hopefully going for some short runs in the meantime. There is a relay option for the race though, so maybe that will be a possibility!
Oh well. As far as times to be injured go, it’s not so bad. We’re supposed to get another 6-12 inches of snow today, so it seems like a fitting time to scale back on winter running (even if it wouldn’t be my first choice).
Have a great Monday (if you’re in New England, enjoy basking in the glow of that win!)