It's a beautiful evening and I've just driven past what looks like members of a running group out enjoying the late sunshine and I wanna go out too! * stamps foot in uncharacteristic display of petulance * I'm supposed to be on the injury couch after hurting my knee on Saturday morning but I'm desperate to go out. Should I risk it? The knee feels just about ok-ish but I can't run tomorrow morning because have to be at work at silly o'clock. Should I try my first evening run or be good and wait until Wednesday? Decisions decisions.......
I've got my running head on: It's a beautiful... - Couch to 5K
Just go and see how it goes. You just might run it off. You could aim for a short one, just round the block sorta thing. No need for marathons at this stage.
I got an inexplicable knee a few weeks back but it's fine now. It came from nowhere and disappeared the same way. I told it to flip off and it did! Result!!
Oh M_Y I know I should have waited but, of course, I couldn't. I did a shedload of stretches before I went out and a shedload more when I got back and so far so good. Lots of twinges but I've had worse. I'm doing precautionary icing and elevating at the moment and feeling decided pleased with myself, you might even say smug
I only meant to do 3k but ended up doing a very sedate 4k with a teeny tiny inclinous friend in the middle.
When I think back, I reckon I picked up this particular knee issue the run before the farties one, when I revisited a route I used to use early on in the programme. I'd forgotten just how bad the camber of the roads and paths are along there, and I was a bit twingey when I got back. So, despite what I said on Saturday, trying your farties training didn't cause it, it just exacerbated it. So exonerate yourself from any feelings of guilt m'dear and we'll blame the council for not maintaining the roads properly.
Happy running tomorrow x
Of course I went out Poppy. Naughty me but I really enjoyed it. It was such a perfect evening and after the first 50-100yards when it was bloomin' painful, suddenly it all felt right, so I carried on. I was very very sedate and got overtaken by several other runners and a kid on a skateboard but who cares. I'm now icing and elevating as a precaution and will report on how it feels tomorrow.
How are you feeling today after your race yesterday? xx
Hi Epic Mum , I thought the lure would be too much for you to resist ha ha How are you feeling today, hopefully its okay and not giving you any pain . Glad you took it nice and easy anyway..
Well, I had to go to bed early last night, I normally like to stop up and post and read on here but I could barely keep my eyes open I recovered really quickly from the race , well , apart from being very sleepy, but no aches or pains, well apart from my flippin' foot but I just take that as normal now, I just ice it , take ibuprofen and put gel on it , it is just niggly really .
I am going out tonight after work , just hope it cools down a bit .
Take care , speak later xxx