First the good, I got outdoors for 5 miles today, it was relaxed and easy, no real pain in my knees until about mile 5, just much tightness in my hips and knees and my right foot is sore-ish but I was able to run the whole thing which made me happy. I’m not even sure I should be running but it has been torture not running (I ran 2 miles on the treadmill twice this week) and the pain in my knees has been coming and going. I see the physio this afternoon. I am really looking forward to just knowing what’s going on and being able to make a sound decision on what to do next. It is a gorgeous crisp sunny day, the birds were chirping like mad, and I even ran into an old friend whom I stopped and chatted with 40 seconds into my run for a good 1/2 hour. All good.
The bad? There is definitely something up with my knees and probably my hips too. Is it fixable? I will soon find out.
And the ugly would really be the ugly negative thoughts that manage to creep in saying “you’re falling apart! Give it up! Are you nuts? Why would you think you could run a marathon?” I fought them the whole 5 miles today- but in the end got my little runners high going and was able to squash ’em.
Back later with the physio’s report…
One thought on “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…”
It is a beautiful day indeed! I was thinking that this was one of your running days and what a great day for it. Glad to hear you were able to do 5 miles, that sounds pretty good on a bum leg (knee/hip/foot?). I will be very interested to hear what the physio has to say about your injury, and hopefully the prognosis will be good. If it’s any consolation, although I did manage to complete all my mileage for the week (except for the BIG one tomorrow – yikes!), I have not been having a good week. All my runs have felt mentally and physically difficult, and have been slower than usual. Not sure what that’s all about. I am not sick or injured, so I am assuming it is some kind of mid-training-schedule motivational low point. I hope to just push through it and move on to better runs next week. I guess this journey has its downs along with the ups. Take care!