So I discovered that I am pretty good at that thing called denial.
I mean like an A+ good.
A couple weeks ago I felt like a pinch on my left knee during my long run.
I know I felt it. It was sharp.
It kind of went away after a few walking steps and I finished my run and all the ones I did since.
I thought...well maybe it was in my head... Yeah right....I knew I felt it...but let's pretend I did not because I am very "mature" like that.
I wanted to do my 8 miler Saturday but the schedule was full with soccer and baseball games starting at 8:30 am and birthday party for the kids so that came before my running. I always say I am a mom first and it is true :) I did not run Saturday and I thought I would be well rested for my long run.
Easter Sunday, I got up early to get my 8 miles done and have the rest of the day with the family. I was fine...until mile 4.
That is when I felt that pinch again.
I could not ignore it...I had to skip a little instead of running....and stop and walk....I did not want to call Bill because he was at the park with the boys practicing hitting the ball. I was able to run slow back home. I felt the pain a couple of time. I was worried to feel it with each step.
The pain is at the front of the knee, below the knee cap.
I don't feel it all the time.
It is random and so far just on 2 runs.
It is not swollen.
So anyone has had runner knee? Is that it?
How did you heal it?
I read a little online.
I found that ice-rest and elevate is the way to go. I also read that this can be caused by weakness of hip muscles kind of the same as plantar fasciitis and my groin injury. It is the knee on the same side as my groin injury.
I also read that it is recommended to try to run on softer surfaces like the treadmill and to not stop running. So today I did 4 miles very slow. I felt the pinch once. It was not as sharp but it was there.
I want to go see a sports doctor not my GP because I know she will not help me and I will just waste the copay.
I will go back to doing my PT exercises that I had stop doing. Very stupid I know.
I hope this is nothing serious.
If you had that and you have advices for me please share! And thank you in advance! :)
I am writing this on the blogger app so pictures at the end of the post. I wanted to show you what my son is willing to do to impress the girl he likes....
And give his dear mom some material for his 21st bday!!!
He was invited to her birthday and all the games were for girls and he was such a good sport.
You can see for yourself...(she IS a doll..I cannot blame him!)
4 in heels race and put the lipstick on! He won the just dance wii contest!
And he got a cool dragon tattoo!