Okay, so yeah, I hurt my knee during my marathon training. It’s so slight, I feel like I’m being a baby about silly knee pain. Other athletes struggle through much worse. BUT, I’d rather be a baby than stupid about it and keep running hard on it, hurting my knee more, and have to take a month off!
The marathon isn’t for 5 more months, so maybe it’s not the worst thing if I take a full week off? I’m not sure how bad these knee injuries are? Should I take a week off, or was two days enough? No one can really answer that for me, because I’ve Googled it and everyone’s advice is,
“Listen to your body.” – Everyone
Okay. Um. What if my body and I don’t speak the same language???
I did run a bit this morning, but it was such a sad excuse for “running” in the realm of marathon-training. I ran outside, probably less than 2 miles total, and walking some of the way. I had wanted to run on softer ground than a treadmill. BUT IT’S FEBRUARY IN MICHIGAN, so there’s snow of course. Snow, generally is fine to run in, but this snow was in an awkward stage of thick and crunchy (good for peanut butter, not for snow). So half of the time my feet would make indentions in the snow, and the other half the snow was too hard for my feet to go through.
The fun part was never knowing which was going to happen.
Also, silly question – does wearing extra socks as padding help the impact on your knee??