Lately, I have been complaining a lot about my knee. Ever since I ran the 10 mile race in April it has been bothering me off and on. I have been doing the RICE thing and my husband is helping me strengthen my hip muscles. But I guess I am just having a hard time deciphering between injury and side effect.
You hear all about the battle scars of marathon runners. I have been lucky enough to avoid black toenails thus far. I have had a blister or two. Sometimes I get this really annoying cramp in my side. But I see these as side effects of running. They don’t stop me from training. I treat them and move on.
When it comes to my knee I am much more cautious. I do not want to risk a serious injury. But I don’t want to be a weenie either!! It is not painful really. Just doesn’t feel right. Like it needs to pop. It is very difficult to explain and my husband gets frustrated with me but you can imagine how frustrated I am!
So when I feel it, I have been taking it easy for a day or two and it helps. But it seems to make the training slow. Maybe that’s the best way after all.