I graduated last Saturday and decided to give my knees a well deserved week off. I went out last night for my first run in a week. I think if I'd left it any longer I may not have gone as the gremlins were beginning to gather. As a novice runner having a week off was playing on my mind. Would I still be able to run for 30 minutes? Would I still be able to run at all?
I decided on a shorter route, and went back to the one I ran in W5R3 which doesn't run ' away' for as long. My thoughts were that if I could only manage 20 minutes I'd be closer to home!
I wasn't sure I'd even manage 20 minutes once I started, and kept asking hubby about the time, something that I don't normally do. It was really odd because my breathing was fine and my knees were fine. I can only put it down to the gremlins.
Anyway I'm pleased to report that I did run for 30 minutes, and not only that I unintentionally added in a steep uphill just before the end with no ill -effects( I turned down a side road that I've never been down before and it led to the hill!)
What a difference to be able to run in an almost pain-free state (left knee felt normal, right knee had the occasional niggle) and this morning I can walk normally rather than hobbling around!
It also felt very different being a graduate... I'm not sure how to explain but it felt freeing and more enjoyable somehow, once I'd got the gremlins off my back that is!