>I’ll tell you what is NOT the bee’s knees, and that is this damned ol’ knee pain I’m having as of late.
You may remember my little foot injury I had several weeks ago, where the PT told me I was running incorrectly (heel-striking). So I’ve really settled into my new running style – but I fear with this new running style, I’m discovering or creating new injuries. TOTAL bummer.
My knee, which acted up a bit when I ran track like 13 years ago (yikes), is acting up again. So much so that I ran half a mile this morning and called it a day. Seriously – half a mile. But I’m so afraid to “push through the pain” and injure it further.
I seriously am trying not to fall into a deep depression at this very moment, thinking about all of the time, energy, emotion and money I’ve invested into this little hobby of mine. So words of encouragement, suggestions from other runners who have battled knee pain, etc. are all welcome 🙂
I’ve got an email into the PT to see what he thinks and have plans to maybe try a simple knee brace before I totally throw in the towel, but am also trying to prepare myself that I may not make it to this year’s Music City Half, and that just breaks my heart.
One thing that is getting me through this at the very moment is that I’m in Destin. So I’m going to put on my swimsuit and wallow in the sand whilst drowning my sorrows in Coronas. And if that doesn’t work, I may just
run limp down the beach screaming like a maniac, flailing my arms and stomping on children’s sand castles. That will at least make me temporarily feel better.