I was so chuffed to graduate a couple of weeks ago and, if I say so myself, quite cocky about it. So, off I went for another consolidation run. I waited an extra couple of days because it had been sooo hot! It was still fairly warm but I was missing running (never thought I'd say that!) Well, I got through the first 2k and was really running out of steam but, worst of all, a slight twinge in my knee turned quite painful. I just had to stop and hobble home. I have got a dicky hip the cause of which is currently under investigation but it's been there for years, certainly all the time I've been running, and not caused an issue until now. I've been told my my physio that my hip has very likely caused me to alter my gait hence putting strain on my knee. One thing I have never done is had a gait analysis which may show me I am wearing the wing shoes.
So, Injury Couch it is for me until the swelling has gone down. I'm so frustrated because I'm away in Exeter at the moment with time on my hands and perfect running conditions. We went out for to walk the dog last evening along the side of the canal and couldn't move for runners! I was so frustrated - it was a good job I was wearing flip-flops otherwise I may well have tried to tag along behind them! I deliberately left my running gear at home so I wouldn't be tempted too soon.
I'm really worried I'm going to lose the fitness I've worked so hard to build up. I'm going to try a spinning group on Friday. Hopefully it will be low impact on my knee but give me a good work out.
I hope it won't be long before I'm chugging round the lake again!