My knee feels better!!! It’s not 100%, but the ice, ibuprofen, rest, and finally being able to foam roll and use my roller stick on it have made a huge difference. I’m pain free this morning! It’s still a bit stiff, but at least it doesn’t hurt!
I’m going to focus on resting it this weekend, while camping, and will probably do a test run Sunday afternoon after we get home. I’m really hoping that I can pick up next week with the training schedule and only miss one long run (I have missed the 8 mile long run 4 out of the 5 times I’ve gone through this training schedule…interesting).
Ultimately while I would be irritated about paying money for a race I don’t run an injury isn’t the end of the world. I don’t get paid to run, it’s not how I feed my family, it’s a hobby/sport/form of exercise that I love, but am not dependent on. I was stressed (really more irritated at the inconvenience of it) for about 2 seconds when my knee flared up. But, then I put it all in perspective and decided to not worry about it.
I will live to run another day. Yes, I hope that day is sooner rather than later, but regardless I’m not stressing about it.
A few fun pics from the last few days…
She asked to play in her room, with the door shut, that should have tipped me off! After a few minutes she started yelling at me to take her picture, and this is what I found when I walked in.
Me – Aerosmith, Sky – Bruno Mars