How Do You Deal with Not Being Able to Run?
For the first time ever I am sidelined from running due to an injury.
Something is wrong with my right knee.
A few days ago it was feeling sore. It’s felt sore before so I didn’t really think anything of it. I simply re-arranged my running schedule to give myself a couple of rest and XT days in a row and thought I’d be good to go.
In fact, yesterday I woke up and my knee wasn’t sore at all – it felt completely back to normal!
Even though I felt fine physically, I didn’t run yesterday because I wanted to give my knee a little extra love. I did go walking on the treadmill @ incline 6 and speed of 3.0 (20 min. mile). In other words it was a very easy walk that I would normally equate to a stroll in the park.
Unfortunately I woke up in the middle of the night with my knee/leg feeling REALLY uncomfortable. Then throughout the day today it went from uncomfortable to kind of painful to OMG I can’t wait to get home and ice this bad boy.
Ice is the only thing that makes it feel better.
The thing is, I’ve been having the most stressful week ever at work and when I get home all I want to do is run!
Having to sit on the couch with an ice pack just isn’t doing anything for me.
I need to run. But I know I shouldn’t.
Over the course of the past year I have become really in sync with my body and understand it in a way I never have before. I know when something is just sore/tight and I can push through it, and when I need to take a rest.
Right now I need to rest it.
I think I may have pinched or aggravated a nerve.
I’ve pinched a nerve in my shoulder before and it feels like that — not quite as painful but very similar. Ugh.
I’ve got my fingers crossed that rest and ice will cure me quickly.
I’ve got a girls weekend planned with my mom this weekend for my birthday so I’ll be taking it easy through Sunday, but I really want to get back at it on Monday.
I’m seriously craving a big helping of RUN.
How do you deal with not being able to run?
How many miles are you logging this week?
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