C25K W2D2 / D3
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Have run into a bit of a problem now. (yay - a pun) My legs really hurt just below my knees during the d2 run. Have been very painful since then. That night the pain kept waking me up. The pain is not my calf, not my shin, not my knee - it's on the inside of my legs beside/just below the knee joint, running down a couple of inches at a slight angle towards the front of my shins. Right leg is worse than left leg. I think it must be a tendon. It hurts when i extend my lower leg and it really hurts when I walk downstairs.
Clearly the running was making it worse rather than improving it, so I have decided to stop until it's completely pain free. Then I will try again. And the next time, if I feel that pain starting then I will rest (again) until the pain is totally gone and not try to keep going. I accept that my neglected body might need more than 1 or 2 rest days between running in order to function well. And if things STILL don't improve after that (I keep getting pain) then a trip to the docs might be needed in case there's a problem in that knee area.
The last time I ran was Tuesday and although I'm still in pain, the pain is definitely lessening.
I will keep doing my circuit, but will only walk for now. I went out and walked this morning. I think it's important to at least keep up the habit/routine of getting up a little earlier and going out. I've also dragged my mini trampoline out of the garage, in case I could jog on that and reduce the impact to my legs. Even just bouncing about on it might strengthen the parts that need strengthening. It's something to consider anyway.
Can't wait until I can jog again. (NEVER thought I'd say that after hating the running at school) I dare say I will be repeating w2d2 / d3 several times with several long rests before going on to week 3, but I'm determined to do this thing now I've started it.