It is Thursday. This means it is 4 days post marathon. I am ready to run. I am antsy. I want to run a 3 miler just to get back into it. Unfortunately - I can't do that. My knee is much better than it was on Sunday and Monday. I mean, I can actually walk without hobbling. That being said, my knee still hurts. There is no way I can run. It hurts to bend. And then it hurts to straighten it.
And, that, makes me sad. And annoyed. And a little frustrated. Okay. I admit it. I am a LOT frustrated.
Since I can't run, I have spent time researching the internet and I have self-diagnosed myself. First it was my IT Band. Then it was runner's knee. Then, last night I had a torn meniscus. And today, I have decided that my running career is shot due to a combination of all of these things that I just mentioned. In my mind, I have had surgery, been to physical therapy, and had to learn all over again how to run.
Yes. I know. A bit drastic. Right? Maybe.
I feel that my knee hurts enough that I actually called the doctor. I don't need a referral with my insurance, so I was able to bypass my primary care doctor and go right to the Orthopaedic specialist. I was shocked when I could get an appointment for Tuesday. How quick! Right? Yes. I was surprised.
And that's that. I hope that this knee thing will just disappear and I can resume running. After all, I am registered for Freihofer's which is just 3 weeks away!