Denial and what to do about it
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Well, since the 5K I had been having knee pain that would radiate down to the ankle. I ignored it and finished the program. It got worse and started to cause me issues in the gym with my trainer. He encouraged me to take some time off running. I was reluctant, but I did. It was almost 2 weeks! But I am finally feeling better. I ran this past Wednesday and took it really easy. I only did about a mile and then walked and jogged alternately the rest of the time for a total of about 2.5 miles.
I ran again on Saturday. That was a wonderful run!!! I loved it and ran 2.6 miles without stopping and then walked for a total of 3.2 miles.
I had been in denial about my knee and it caused me all kinds of issues. But taking the time to get better was really important. It upsets me when I can't do my runs, but I am getting there again. I was going to do a 5K on the 19th but I hadn't recovered enough to train for it. There is one this coming weekend at my University alma mater but I am not ready. I'll see if I can find one in November to do. But I am in no hurry. I'll continue to do runs and see how far I can go and see if I can improve my speed and endurance.
Things have been a little busy for me at home. My hubby has been on a business trip out of the country which leaves me by myself and stretched thin. The computer time gets booted when that happens. Work has been super busy too leaving me very little free time. So sorry for not checking in with my Spark buddies as much.
I'm trying to get better about ignoring injuries but it is hard for me. I'm always afraid if I miss a run or a workout I won't go back to it. Irrational yes, but it leads to denial of pain. A bad thing. I'm working hard to overcome that issue but it doesn't happen over night. We all have our idiosyncrasies I guess...