Monday, December 7, 2009

First Run in Almost a Week

I took almost a week off because my knee was bugging me.  I fell on a long run and must have tweaked the knee but didn't realize it at that time.   A couple days later it was still aching so I went for a bike ride. That bike ride made it worse so I took some time off  but it continued to hurt.

Tonight I went for a run to try it out and after a short distance, like 200 meters, I told John to keep running without me.  I was turning back.  While turning back towards the house, I thought I didn't get it a chance to warm up and turned back around.   I wondered if I was doing more damage staying on it.  I wondered if I could run 13.1 miles on it at the Tucson Half Marathon this Sunday.  And then at 2 miles, the pain went away.  It was like it never existed.  

So I ran 3.5 miles and am tickled pink.  Tomorrow morning I may be singing a different song but for now, I'm a happy camper.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

I hope you knee is better and that you are able to run the half this weekend. Maybe you should baby it the rest of the week just to be on the safe side. Take care!

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

My knee hurt for a minute or two on the run, but then stopped, too, today. Sure makes you thankful!

joyRuN said...

Glad the pain went away for you - I hope it stays away!

Teamarcia said...

I'm so glad your knee calmed down for you! May it stay that way thru your race!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I've actually found that when I have some sort of pain in my feet or shins if I run for a bit, stop and stretch and then start running again it goes away the further I run. But with knee pain - for me anyways - the only thing that will help is walking! I usually get knee pain after 40-50 minutes of straight running!

LookingUpAgain said...

Christmas miracle! No more knee pain! Good luck on Sunday.

Jill said...

Glad your knee is doing better....I'm sending good vibes your way for Tucson :). I got your #, let's DO try to hook up...be fun!! :)

sneakersister said...

Geeze Christina! If it's not one thing it's another. How is the knee now? Still planning on running the HM?