I have noticed that
sometimes often runners get injured. I am now in the “injured club.” I went out for a run on Tuesday morning in a local park to run 7 miles as prescribed by my cross country training plan for college. (This is a picture before a 5k)
The park has a trail that is a big 1 mile circle around a lake. I ran 5 miles and my right knee started to ache so I switched directions so see if maybe the circular turns were bugging me. It hurt even worse after I switched directions so I limped to my vehicle and went home to ice.
On Tuesday I could hardly walk. I wore a knee brace the whole day that I had form a former injury on the opposite leg. I remember this pain from last summer.
I was about 1.5 months from completing my first marathon and my knee started to hurt and hurt and hurt. I didn’t run the marathon 😦
Anyways, I emailed my coach and he said to rest it (duh) and cross train for a few days. He also said that if it doesn’t feel better in a few day then I should go to my doctor. The problem is that I will be on a cruise in a few days and my knee doesn’t seem to be feeling much better.
So cross training it is! I always feel bad for people when they have an injury but I just try to take mine in stride and keep a positive attitude. What is the point in complaining? I’m going to enjoy more time off of running.. especially while I am on a cruise 😉 (unless my knee feels any better) I did some of this yesterday:
Any ideas as to why my knee suddenly hurts like crazy?!
How do you deal with injuries?