I planned all week on my day off I'd embark on an 8 mile run to help me prepare for this half marathon I signed up for on Aug 12. (Holy shit it's a month away)
Yesterday I mentioned my knee was hurting slightly. I iced it, took ibuprofen, elevated it, rested it and put tape on it. I took it easy the rest of the day with studying and a little cleaning.
I slept in til 8:30am this morning and got an extra 30 mins and finally got out of bed at 9am. I charged my garmin (still hadn't charged it since the 5k in Memphis) and got ready to run. My knee wasn't at 100% but I knew I could still run slower and get the miles in.
I was out the door and in the sun and felt great. I started down the path of the 8 mile route (which is also every other mile route) and my knee was not happy. I didn't want to turn around and admit defeat. I decided to turn on the first block and see how I feel a little further down. I know about 3 different routes that vary in distance depending on which road I take. I could tell very easily that my knee wouldn't hold up for a 5k. (Yikes! I have a 5k on Saturday). So I told myself I'd run a mile and then head back home. I made it 1.25 miles before stopping to walk the rest of the block home. I was upset and frustrated. And then I realized that I'm protecting myself from further injury by not running those 8 miles. I came home, put it up and put ice on it. I've taken some ibuprofen and just resting.
I have some errands to run today and will be back to rest it while studying later today.
Frustrating! Though as long as I take it easy, I'm hoping it won't be anything serious. Until next week, where I'm hoping to run 8 miles at my half marathon pace of 9mins to finally break that 2 hour mark. *crosses my fingers*