Oh no! My knee!
After yesterday’s long run – which felt fine and left me tired and a bit muscle sore, but nothing I didn’t expect – I woke up this morning to sharp pain in my kneecap. I walked around in the morning hoping that warming it up might help – nope. It hurts to bend my leg when I walk, it hurts to go up and down stairs. Of course – being a mad runner in marathon training – I decide that maybe a run will make it better. And amazingly, for a little while, it seems to. I think I’d been unconsciously keeping it tight, so warming up loosened it. But the pain remained. And after 4.5 miles of the 7 miler I intended, I had to stop. And so I stopped. I iced it and am ibuprofening it. Tomorrow morning I am ringing my osteopath – he’s a sub 3hr marathoner and very unlikely to tell me to stop running. Moreover, although it feels different, I have had patellar tendonitis in the past and he helped, quickly.
So what it is, I don’t know. I hope I can see the guy tomorrow and at least find out what’s wrong and what to do. How it happened, I don’t know either – I didn’t feel anything yesterday or on any other running days. It’s really sudden. Here I’ve been so smugly telling everyone who asked (because they always ask don’t they “won’t your knees go sometime?”) that since my ChiRunning course I’ve not suffered an injury.. Oh well. Pride before fall and all that.
Will keep you all posted..