I’ve been treading lightly recently in an attempt to keep my cranky achilles from blowing up on me again. Thankfully, reduced mileage and speed and focus on my form has been working.
On Wednesday, I ran on the treadmill. At the end of my run, I noticed the back of my knee felt a little tender. I “rolled” it with some random kids’ toy (I really need to invest in a stick and stop relying on light sabers, water blasters, and soccer balls…), but the next morning I felt soreness in my upper calf/back of my knee whenever I took a step. I took two days off and then yesterday ran a slowish 5k.
Today, I’m limping. WTF?
This came pretty much out of nowhere and on my “good” leg. I haven’t even been running that far or that fast. And I’m injured again? This turning 40 thing just sucks.
The timing could not be worse either. Both boys are out of school and we have very little in the way of camps this summer, so getting to the gym is going to be a challenge. Not to mention, I don’t even know what exercise won’t aggravate it.
Grumble. Grumble. Whine. Whine. Guess I’ll be blogging about beer for a while since I won’t be running. Good thing I have plenty of beer in my house…
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Question, do you do any strength training?? I know that it has helped me tremendously. I could tell a difference in my running when I stopped doing it while training for my 1/2. I have started it up again and am running faster than ever with less pain! I had only been doing about 10 miles a week for a speed and tempo run but I ran 2 days in a row and while the 2nd day was an easy run around an 11 pace I still don't have any pains from it. Good luck and I hope you get it figured out soon!
I took a little bit time yesterday to focus on beer. Sweetwater Blue is my latest discovery and new favorite.
Bummer on feeling broken. Not sure if this is what's happening with you, but I find that when one leg is "broken", I tend to change my gait (unintentionally) to compensate. My unprofessional opinion is that THAT'S more of what's causing the good leg to go bad. The 40 thing? Nah, I got a few years on ya and 40's are not so bad 🙂
So this is a beer blog now…… Take your time.
I hope you are feeling better soon! Random injuries really suck! My husband has been telling me the same thing as Holly said, that I need to incorporate some strength training. I seem to be injury prone, and he says it's because my legs just aren't strong enough. He's probably right – but I don't want to tell him that 🙂
Hope you feel better soon. I just discovered my husbands foam roller. I can't believe I mocked it for so long.
Ahhh I'm Queen of back of knee injuries (big rolling eyes!) … outside or inside? Inside it was my hamstring (it is where it ends) and just took time and patience to heal, outside is related to the good 'ole ITB, which lots of foam rolling and physio massage helped.Good luck with it – I totally hear your frustration!!
Yuck! That does suck! Big time!
I second on the strength and cross training…I really think it has helped me too. I'm trying to commit to spinning once a week and strength training twice a week. Yoga is also awesome and I want to do more of it – I think it is a great balance of strength building and and stretching for a runner. Hang in there and you will be back to it in no time!!
ugh! I keep having issues with my foot, and I swear it's because I'm turning 40 in six months. Enjoy that beer, and feel better!
No whine (wine) – beer!