Woe is the Knee.

My knee is buggered. I’m pretty sure I have a case of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Jesus. I sound like a broken record.

I felt great after my 10km achievement last week. I didn’t run for 4 days. Earlier this week, on my day off, husband and I took all the kids to an amusement park and we all had the best time. It was a long day of walking and ended near dusk with me having to carry my 35 lb 3-year-old who was exhausted. The next day my legs felt tired, heck my entire body was tired, but I ran home from the office anyway. That was 5.75km and shortly after the 2.5km mark I realized just how tired I was and had to shorten my run:walk intervals to make it home. I felt blah about that run so last night I decided to go out again. I could feel a nagging ache in my right knee from the get go but I pushed on. Did 4 km and changed things up a bit. Firstly, I turned off the coaching feature and ran with no music. Secondly, I ran the first kilometer steady, the second kilometer intervals, the third kilometer steady run again and finished the 4 km with an interval.

I woke up this morning with a throbbing knee that got really mad at me when I walked down the stairs. Pain in the front of my knee right under the knee cap. It aches when I sit with the knee bent at 90 degrees (the theater sign).

We leave for our annual summer cottage getaway this weekend. I was planning on getting a few runs in. Clearly that is not going to happen. I must rest the knee and strengthen my quads and glutes.

In the meantime, there is always wine.



4 thoughts on “Woe is the Knee.

  1. My ridiculous sure-fire trick for not dealing with patellofemoral pain: squats when I brush my teeth. I’ve been doing it for years (actually, disturbingly, over a decade) and the only time I have knee pain is when I miss a few days. Hope it heals up fast!

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