Happy Belated President’s Day!
I’ve been a terrible blogger. I’m sorry! I was so excited by my successful mile run and then I just disappeared from the internet. Part of that was a side effect of my busy weekend (spent in large part eating my face off) but it was mostly because my knee started to ache terribly on Friday and Saturday and I wanted to assess the damage before heading over here and pressing the panic button.
It turned out that waiting it out was a good plan. By Monday, my knee felt good again so I decided to head out for a mile and a half run. Nothing hurt when I was running (other than my lungs, but that’s another story) and now, 30+ hours later my knee still feels completely fine. As long as the weather holds up I’m planning for another short run on Thursday.
It’s funny, when I went to the orthopedist a few weeks ago he asked me if my knee had been bothering me for awhile and I was quick to say “not at all”. But now that I’ve been through that fiasco, I am paying a lot more attention to every little ache and twinge and I’m pretty sure I have felt the knee ache I felt this weekend before – only this time it registered as something to worry about when it didn’t before. I wonder how many signs of injury I’ve ignored because I like to get out and run.
Have you ever ignored or missed injury warning signs? How do you keep yourself running and healthy?