My 1/2 marathon dream fading
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Well since last Saturday I have only been able to run two times. Not because I didnt just get out there but because of my runners knee acting up again. In the race last week I was good until about mile 8 and it started to ache, by mile 9 I had to really push to get done cause it was hurting so bad. A few days back I went running and only managed 2 miles before it started to hurt again. Yesterday, went out again and just got to 2 miles and it started again. I pushed myself...i know, i know should of just came home once it started to hurt but I pushed and did almost 3 miles. I got home and just bawled my eyes out. Yea, I was in pain but I was crying mostly because at the current rate there is no way I will be able to get ready for my 1/2 on October 4th. I've been doing the exercises the sports doc gave me back in May. From Jan. of this year- early May I could not run because of my knee. almost 5 months!!!
I don't know what to do??? Currently right at this moment I have no pain when walking up or down stairs. Part of me thinks, go for a 1 mile or 1.5 mile run...just something. I know it would never be enough to do a 1/2. Then I think, no it needs to totally rest and I need to continue with the exercises that the sports doc gave me. I need to find another form of exercise to start doing. The thing with that, there's nothing I enjoy doing anymore other than running. I love running, I love it.
I just don't know....guess I'll start back up with P90X or even tae bo, maybe yoga. I just don't know. UGH! Never thought I would be this upset over something like this.