BACK IN THE GAME!
On Monday, I ran my longest distance since the knee injury at Easter: 10.33KM!!! I did it in 1:02:23, average pace of 6:02 per KM. Not too bad if I do say so myself!
And then I was crazy enough to run again with Mark yesterday. We did 7.5 KM in 45:15, average pace of 6:02 per KM. My legs are TOAST this morning. Definitely taking a day off.
It feels so good to be running again. My knee is still messed up, but I am working on my physio exercises and hopefully my patella will be back where it belongs soon. Thanksfully, no pain!
Again, long time, no update. Sorry!
I finally went to physio and figured out what has been wrong with my knee all this time. As it turns out, my patella (knee cap) is out of place. I have very weak quad muscles in my left leg and the weakness allowed for too much pressure on the knee cap, knocking it out of place. The problem has more than likely always been there, but I must have twisted my knee way back when the injury started (trail run, Good Friday), and my quad was not strong enough to support my knee cap properly.
The good news is, my joints are all fine and this is very easily treatable. And since I have no pain, I am allowed to continue running. I have strengthening exercises to work on, and we hope to see results within a few weeks. Once I strengthen the quad muscle, my knee cap should settle back where it belongs and that awful grinding and pressure will cease.
Recent runs… let’s see… we did 5 KM Saturday morning, 7.5 Monday morning (and then walked around the zoo all afternoon!) and only managed 2.5 KM yesterday (my legs were fried from Monday).
I need to get my distance back up to 10… hopefully this weekend.
Thanks for reading!
Whoops, long time, no update!
Here’s how the last few weeks have been: I thought my knee was better, went for a run, realized that it wasn’t. Repeat that over and over a few times!
But now, I think it really is better. Well, almost.
Last Tuesday – 3 KM
Last Thursday – 3 KM
Saturday – ran 5 KM
Monday – ran 7.5 KM
And I have NO PAIN! This injury was frustrating. Some days I felt like I’d never be able to run again. Some days I could barely walk! I am starting physio next week just to make sure I am okay and to get some tips. I have insurance, so I might as well use it. My knee does this weird clicking thing when I bend it… so we’ll see what they have to say.
Here’s hoping I can stay on track and we can continue our training for the 1/2 marathon in September.
If you’re reading, thanks!