Anyhow, I got home, iced my knee and had a nice long, hot shower. With my back I understand all the ins and outs and know exactly which pains I can put up with and which ones I need to rest for. With this dumb knee injury, I don't know those things. On the best advice I had, I ran cautiously for the past few weeks letting my pain guide me. And I had some really great runs and many days without any kind of pain at all. However, it clearly still isn't back to normal and the long runs seem to aggravate it.
I don't want to be stupid and push through something that is going to hurt me more in the end. I've gone to some additional appointments this week and am in the process of revamping my training strategy for BMO and Run for Water. But for this week anyway (and likely most of next week) I'm just resting. Yep, a self-imposed "runner's block". Which I think is contributing immensely to my writer's block. I'm sad when I'm not running and it's just been easier to not blog at all these past few days.
Despite my no-run sadness I do have some cool stuff to write about in the next few days. I am so excited that I've been able to secure some great product donations from some really cool companies to use as incentives and prizes in my fundraising and I've been finding some great success in my core/back conditioning program I started recently (finally!) I also decided to try this little thing called Whole30 and that's been going great too. So I'm not dead, just not writing much these days. But I'm still here and I'm still reading and enjoying what everyone else is up to.