Unfortunately, yesterday’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 ‘typical’ knee pain – 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 – 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 (here’s an explanation) on my knee and IT band.
And, of course, it looks like I won’t be running for the next few days, unless there is a miracle turnaround. Rest, rest, rest! ‘Tis better to stop an injury in its tracks through rest than try to power through and end up worse than you started.
I’m also going to study my training plan and make some tweaks. I’m ready to run the halves now, and there’s no sense in doing a 13-miler next week if I’m already feelin’ something troublesome brewing in my knee. Might as well start my taper now – if it costs me a Personal Record, well… 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. It’s a GREAT side dish. I also had some wild rice and kidney beans.
Is it the weekend yet?!