I haven’t mentioned this on the blog yet, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been experiencing some pretty severe knee pain during and after running. I noticed it shortly after the half marathon on October 2nd.
Most of my aches and pains up until this point have worked themselves out over time without any real need to take any extended amount of time off. This pain is severe enough that I’m starting to get worried.
I’m putting myself on a 1 week running restriction starting immediately. I will attempt to crosstrain on the elliptical and bike but if that seems to aggravate the knee I will cut that out also. If after a week the pain isn’t gone or remarkably better I will make an appointment to see a Orthopedic Specialist.
I’m so stubborn that its hard for me to admit that I need a break. My body deserves it, it has served me well so far and I don’t want to risk the chance of permanent or severe injury. I’m depressed 😦