You guys, I'm in pain. And I'm pretty pissed off about it.
|My right knee hates me.|
I'm not exactly sure what happened, but my knees have both been a little sore, so I've been icing them off and on. My biggest fear is that my knees will keep me from running. I'm very worried about my knees! (This reminds me of the time I was dropped on my face on a cobblestone driveway and the only thing I was worried about was my teeth...they all survived, BTW).
My right knee has had an off-and-on pain when I bend it while walking, and a little pain while running but I didn't worry about it too much, because I wanted it to just be my legs getting used to running. Yesterday I was supposed to run three miles, but then Kara The Enabler was like, "Hey, you know what? Make up the six miles you didn't run on Saturday". And, since I'm always up for a challenge, I was like, "Yes, I can do it!" So I did 5.5, wanting to save the 6-mile PDR for this Saturday.
As usual, I stretched and then, while eating my cereal for dinner last night, I iced both knees. And then while I was walking Pippi I got a shooting pain through my knee that came back every time I took a step and bent my knee. I hoped that, after a good nights' sleep, I'd wake up and all would be right with the world again. Yeah, I was dead wrong. I walked into work this morning like a cripple. I've noticed the pain is on the right side of my right knee. When I put my hand to the area while trying to bend my knee, it feels like it's "creaking" (for lack of a better term).
|Possibly something with the collateral ligaments?|
(also, yes, it annoys me that they spelled muscles wrong)
For today I'm just going to ice it off and on and hope for the best. If it feels better by this afternoon, I'm still considering doing my 4 miles after work. I'm an idiot, aren't I?
I'm considering purchasing a knee compression wrap or sleeve of some sort. Suggestions?
Anyone else had this kind of thing happen to them? I need assurance that I won't be sidelined for long. It's severely crippling my mojo.