I think I overdid things the week after my "graduation" and increased the distance too quickly (from half hour to 40 minutes and then 45 minutes, all in the space of one week). The punishment? A dodgy knee since Saturday. It is getting better, and a couple of anti inflamatory pills have helped. But it still aches a bit when I get up and walk on it, and I can feel it even when just sitting down.
So I'm bailing out of my 23 mile hike in the Yorkshire Dales tomorrow. It bugs me like crazy. I had looked forward to the hike for a month; it'll be beautiful landscape and I thoroughly enjoy walking. But I don't want to mess up my knee any more at the moment. The only saving grace is that the weather forecast says it'll be heavy rain all day long in the area I was supposed to be in.
Instead I shall go to the local running shop and get myself a new pair of trainers.
Waaaaaaaaa! Tomas in an unhappy Tomas. Waaaaaa!!!