Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Skipity Skiperton

Ok - I'll come right out and say it.  I skipped my Tuesday run.  It was totally justified, though.   I woke up yesterday morning with the oddest pain under both of my kneecaps.  It was almost impossible to walk down the stairs (not good for a mom in a 2 story house).  It was bad even just walking along a flat floor. 

So, I made the executive decision to skip my workout.   And I'm glad I did.  Today?  The knee pain is gone.  Not even a glimmer of discomfort.

All I did was rest.  I should have put ice on it, but when you live in the arctic (not really) the thought of dropping an icepack on your knee in March can be a bit much to fathom.  Why would you inflict cold on yourself in the comfort of your own home?  Twisted thinking, I know...but the rest seems to have done it just fine for me.

As for what caused the pain in the first place - I have no clue, though I do have a theory.  On Sunday, following my 5K on the 'mill, I went straight to my strength training and lazy me didn't want to change shoes for it - I wore my runners.   I know running shoes are not meant for anything but running (or walking, I suppose) yet I forced mine to support me through some strength training and I suspect the pain was my body's way of telling me off.  I won't make the same mistake twice.

Tonight? I will attempt some easy hills.  Momma's gotta stay motivated :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like it was a good idea to rest your knee. Hopefully the pain won't return.


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