It's cool and overcast outside today. The storms have passed. No major damage here. There is plenty of major damage not very far from here - I guess three or four tornado's touched down last night.
During last nights run, I had some knee pain. It was bad at times. I went straight from coming home to the message boards to ask advice, and then off to the pharmacy. The pharmacist helped me pick out a brace. I didn't think it'd work, so I wore it around the pharmacy for a bit. To my surprise, it really did help ease the pain. So I picked up two - one for each knee. I also got some suggestions on strength training and stretches for both my hips and my knees. I'm going to start them today. I am determined to become pro-active in helping this heal rather than let it become a full blown injury that sidelines me.
That all being said, I am not running today. I am frustrated by this a little bit. But I need to focus on what's important.
I am ahead in my training schedule, so I won't "fall behind" taking a break
I need to work towards healing this pain, not turning it into a full injury
taking ONE day off won't hurt me
It's that simple. Yes, I know the issues I have with running again after a day off. But I'm just going to have to fight those demons as they come up. Right now I need to do what is best for my knee. Even though I took Sunday off, I am taking Tuesday(today) off too.
So what can I do to keep my momentum up?
Carefully plan my menu for today. Fuel not padding
think of other ways to get my movement in for today. A walk? Bike ride? Hmm. So many options.
Be ready to fight my way through a difficult run tomorrow
Well, I'm off to start my day.
Hope you all have a great day!