Author: Jilligan
•6:31 AM
I have been up for an hour trying to make a decision. My good knee is really bothering me. For those of you that don't know, I had ACL surgery a few years ago and then meniscus surgery a few months later. A bone chip or some hardened ligament fragments had floated into my thigh muscle and had to be removed also. It took me a long time to recover. I did the therapy but then one the physical therapy was over I stopped. I have a tens machine I was supposed to use to help with the rehabilitation but that got old also. Long story...both my knees would be in better shape if I worked a little more on my quads and hams. Since I have lost some weight, they are doing much better. So this round of training I am trying to protect my knees. In the past I haven't made it this far without some ITBand issues also. I am doing good in that area so far. This past week my good knee has been hurting. I have a extremely sore spot under my knee on the inside of my leg. I ran on it anyway. It hurts to walk, it hurts to touch. I iced yesterday. I have iced after each run.

Today was a scheduled 7. Jo and I talked about it and had decided to go back to 10. Neither one of us had gotten that distance in yet for various reasons. I got up this morning at 5. I got dressed to run. I got out my newer shoes thinking that might help. I started the coffee. I started the laundry. But an hour later and I still haven't gone out. I am worried about the pain. Of course I don't want to be hurting and I don't want to be hurt, yes those are two different things. I don't want my training to be ruined. I want to make it to the starting line without an injury. I also know I have to get the miles in to make it to the finish line without an injury.

My b-i-l has accused us of overtraining. Not today, Bry. Today I am trying to be smart. Even though I am up at the crack of dawn, even though I am dressed to run, and even though I will have a big zero on my training schedule for the day I will put off today's run. Maybe I will do it tonight or maybe tomorrow. Maybe I won't get it in at all. Either way, today's run is not the most important thing. Today is not the goal. There is no finish line on this journey to health.


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