I forgot to wear my knee brace yesterday. I got to the park and realized my mistake, but thought I would be okay. Boy was I wrong. My knee is killing me. It snaps, crackles and pops while I walk. Going up and down my stairs is a nightmare, and I have three flights of them in my house. I have the brace on now and will probably wear it all day. I planned to walk the course this afternoon, but with my knee burning and tweaking, I think I had best take it easy today. My mind is willing. My body is putting up a fight.
I think I pushed it a little too hard this week. I want to see what I can do. I’m not patient enough to take it slowly as every running website, and blog I read suggests for the beginner runner. Tomorrow I’ll not run as far (if you consider what I run as being far). I’ll take it a bit more slowly.
So, I am down, but I am not out. I make take this opportunity to go buy some new running shoes and see what running experts say about tight calf muscles.
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