I’m feeling a little dispirited this week. After breezing though weeks 1 and 2, I am now stalled at week 3. My old, recurring knee pain is back with a vengeance, and week 3, run 1 was terrible. Legs and lungs were fine, I felt a bit puffed but ok. But the pain in my knees was just awful. I was nearly in tears, both of pain and of frustration and disappointment, by the end. I’d been so enjoying my running, and thrilled with my progress and motivation, I’ll be devastated if I have to give up on this. I’d even started to entertain hopes of entering my local Parkrun. I desperately don’t want to be seen as a quitter on this – my commitment to fitness has often waivered in the past, but this time I’d really thought that the 5km goal was attainable.
I’ve made a an appointment at a sports injury clinic for next week. I’m a little anxious to hear what they say. With my knee condition is running even a viable exercise for me? Will there be more/worse pain if I continue? So many questions, maybe I’ll have some of the answers next week.