Let’s face it, injuries suck. My knee is injured and it sucks. I have been trying to rest it by not running except for the couple of 2 milers I did as a test to see if my knee was okay but I failed miserably. Running is a passion of mine and I love it, it not only makes me feel great but it also keeps me calm and happy. Without running I am a much crankier person, I am not myself and this reflects in my attitude and how I feel in general.
My frustration with my knee is making me crazy, although I have not been running I have been doing the Supreme 90 day workouts (without pain) and the recumbent bike (also without pain), this is all that is keeping sane. The idea that I may have to stop all activities is a frightening thought, but it is looking like that is exactly what I am going to have to do to get better.
I went to my chiropractor on Thursday because my gait has been off due to my hip off balance, I was hoping an adjustment would miraculously make my knee pain go away, unfortunately it didn’t. My gait is better but the knee pain remains. My chiropractor did a test with my knee to check if the meniscus was out place but essentially the test was negative, I had no pain or popping at all. My chiropractor told me to try running over the weekend and if the pain wasn’t gone by Tuesday I would need to see an orthopedist. I ran and my knee still hurts so off to an orthopedist I go next week.
What does all of this mean? My half marathon training will not begin next week as planned. No running until further notice. I am going to continue with exercises that don’t cause pain until I see the orthopedist, at which time if he tells me I need total rest to heal then that is what I will have to do. Frustrating yes, but as a nurse I know the consequences of not following medical advice, further injury and pain.
On a happy note I hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!! Don’t party too hard!
Have you ever been sidelined by an injury? How did you deal with it physically and emotionally?
My name is Toni and I am a mother, wife, runner, blogger and RN originally from Long Island. I now reside in Tampa Bay. I blog about running, health, fitness and my life. Follow my journey as I run, love and live my life to the fullest.