After the total weirdness of the aches and pains since Friday, and the oddness of Sunday, I was not sure how this morning's run would go. I did know for sure though, that it would be short...(maybe very short), but hopefully sweet. My ribs... nothing at all since Saturday evening post bath! Not an ache or pain anywhere in sight, so okay there. The knee.. a whole other story.. ached all through Sunday night , woke me up during the night and all through yesterday.. not as tender..no giving way , but fairly regular locking sensation and real pain going upstairs. no problem at all walking, sitting, or coming downstairs. Husband really helpful " ...if it hurts when you go upstairs... then don't go upstairs!!! " Okay...
If I walked upstairs sideways, like a crab, good leg first then strange leg, it was fine. ( Yep, you have got a real image of me there haven't you?) I slept well last night, no waking with knee pain at all...so.. to run or not to run...the knee seemed fine first thing and so I headed out into the morning. I had to, first, promise husband to return, if physically able, at the first twinge, and if I had, unfortunately collapsed into a large heap, then to phone for assistance!
A little later, but as the children and some folk are still on Easter breaks, it was fairly quiet. I needed the reassurance of something.. so, maybe a little foolishly took Laura and Speed. I like Speed, it suits me and I could always slow down the pace or turn it off. Again, a good long warm up, no twinges, nothing from wayward knee...so, breaking into a very gentle, very tentative first jog; held my breath, hard whilst jogging, and waited for excruciating pain and the searing agony of ruptured somethings...nothing. It just felt.. well. normal!
So, as I was heading down hill I just carried on, down to the station and up the lane, past the wood, along the track and over the hills and far away! Well, no, to be honest, not very far away, I got carried away there, I may be daft, but I am not stupid. I just ran half way across the field, past my tree, then back into the lane, ( houses there within shouting for help distance), and up for a short way, before retracing my steps and jogging back down the hill. I even stopped in the field, to take photos! How sensible was that ?
Down to the Station and coming to a stop before the hill walk home. Everything felt/ feels fine... except. I still cannot walk upstairs without pain, unless I do the crab walk.
So... was today really silly..should I be RICE-ing it... or using it or what? Curious!
Finally caught up with my posts... I must be feeling odd... I have not been able to write until today...(thank goodness you cry)!