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…