Today I did my annual “Run The Year” run. 13 miles for 2013. And I tell ya, I felt AWESOME! I had a great run… really great…until 11.5. Right at mile 11 and a half, my left knee went haywire. Something deep inside either snapped or cracked or shifted, and all of a sudden I couldn’t run! I had been just enjoying that spot my mind goes on long runs, where I can almost forget I’m running – perfect pace, comfortable cadence… then BLAM! My knee wouldn’t hold me up anymore! WHAT THE????
So I stopped (no choice). I attempted to walk around for a minute. There was shooting pain when I bent my knee, and kinda achy pain when I didn’t. But DAMN IT I WAS GOING TO FINISH MY RUN. My first run of the new year! There was NO CHANCE I’d be starting off the running year with a DNF!
After icing it for more than an hour, I gave it another shot with the same results. No go.
So… what’s a girl to do?
I’m opting to try to look at this with a ‘glass half full’ attitude today. I’m glad I ran 11.5 miles after being sick with the
plague flu for about two weeks. I was able to run another 15 miles last week, and I did a Boot Camp group fitness class. A few years ago, I doubt I could have put up numbers like that, so I’m proud of where I am today. But seriously. This crap better clear up QUICKLY or t hat half full glass is getting chucked at someone I’ll be really upset.
Any suggestions? Sound familiar to anyone?
Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!