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…