Keeping up my momentum

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post which might lead you to believe I haven’t been running – but that’s not the case. I’ve been doing short runs during the week – around 2.5 miles – and 5 miles on the weekend; I just haven’t been posting. I’ve kind of lost some mojo because I’m not actually training for any specific event although I am planning to run the Gobble Wobble 8K on 11/22.

The good news is I seem to be improving my overall pace which is kind of strange since I really wasn’t trying to do that. My last two runs averaged less than 13 min/mile.

The temps today started a little chilly so we decided to wait to run until 9:30am – by that time the temps were in the upper 40’s; that and the sunshine made it quite comfortable.

11.8.14

The run was pretty uneventful until around mile 4 when I started to feel a little twinge in my right knee but it didn’t really bother me so I just pressed on. By the time I finished mile 5 it was bothering me a little more but nothing major. I went home, cleaned up and went out for lunch with DH – after we got back home my knee was really starting to bother me so I propped it up and put it on ice. I stayed on the couch for a couple of hours using the ice on and off. I took some Advil as well to help with inflammation but neither seemed to help much. I got off the couch to run errands and go to dinner with DH and my knee really started hurting – I noticed it hurt most if I tried to pivot or change direction.

I’m going to keep using ice and Advil and if it isn’t any better by Monday I guess I’ll have to go to the doctor.

Sending up a prayer that it isn’t anything serious praying

2 thoughts on “Keeping up my momentum

  1. Hey Sharon. Good to hear your still running (and making great progress too!) after your half marathon; not so good about the knee though. Sounds like you’re doing the right thing with the ice, but definitely see the doc if it’s not improving. Fingers crossed! x

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    1. Hey Kirsten, now that I’ve rested overnight and done a little internet surfing, I believe the issue was my IT band. No knee pain at all this morning and my symptoms match those for IT band; suggestions are to rest and ‘roll’ the IT band area. Several websites indicate this can be brought on my running on concrete and/or downhill – both of which I do on my long runs. Looks like I’ll need to find another route on asphalt :-/

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