Unfortunately, yesterdayâ€™s 12.0-miler tweaked something in my knee. :( It felt fine throughout the run, but the moment I stopped moving, it began to ache whenever I bent my knee.
My knee issues (and solutions) are well-documented on the blog; however, this is not my â€˜typicalâ€™ knee pain â€“ it hurts on the outer, lower side of the knee, close to my IT band. Wahh. Cue: tiny violins.
After ignoring it yesterday (and praying it was just post-run soreness), I decided I had to take action today â€“ I have two half marathon coming up in just two weeks!
Luckily, I am married to an acupuncturist. 🙂
In addition to acupuncture, the Husband also did cupping (hereâ€™s an explanation) on my knee and IT band.
And, of course, it looks like I wonâ€™t be running for the next few days, unless there is a miracle turnaround. Rest, rest, rest! â€˜Tis better to stop an injury in its tracks through rest than try to power through and end up worse than you started.
Iâ€™m also going to study my training plan and make some tweaks. Iâ€™m ready to run the halves now, and thereâ€™s no sense in doing a 13-miler next week if Iâ€™m already feelinâ€™ something troublesome brewing in my knee. Might as well start my taper now â€“ if it costs me a Personal Record, wellâ€¦ so be it. Better than a knee injury and no PR regardless! 🙂
The Oven Roasted Carrots and Kale side dish was so great the first time I made it, that I made it again for lunch. Itâ€™s a GREAT side dish. I also had some wild rice and kidney beans.
Is it the weekend yet?!