Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another post about running

I am at a bit of a crossroads with this whole training thing.I haven't run since my long run on Sunday. EEEEEKKKKKK!!! In my training this seems like about the worst thing ever.

90% of the reason is my knee. I have been having knee pain for almost two weeks. It's not unbearable, but totally there. I made the decision to lay off after reading a few things and talking to a couple other runners. I was actually going to squeeze in a quick run today right after work, but I forgot my shoes and didn't have time to go home to grab them and squeeze in a run before all the other stuff I have to do tonight.

If I were to be totally honest with myself though, the 10% is pure laziness. I took some "me" time this week, and it has really made a big difference in my sanity.

I don't think it is going to be hard to get back on track, but I am a little scared about my knee. I am going to continue on, and I really hope I won't be getting off the schedule again between now and the race.


Jennelle said...

Be careful with your knee, Teresa. I have horrible knees and even had surgery when I was 13 on one of them. If I'm on my feet a lot, or when a cold front moves through, I'm miserable. I can only imagine how bad the pain will be when I'm old!

It's good to take some "me" time anyway. :)

Mary said...

Knees aren't things to mess around with. The last thing you want is to really injure yourself. If you took time off and it's still bothering you, maybe you should think about a new pair of shoes (I know your pair isn't that old, but maybe they're not right for you) or inserts. Be careful!