I need some advice, peeps.
This morning, Brandon and I planned on running 11 miles.
Instead, we ended up running 7 miles and walking the other 4.
So here’s what happened …
… I woke up energized and ready to go!
(The “Before” Shot)
We started out around 7 am. The weather was perfect … crisp, cool, and sunny.
We ran down the same country road that we ran 10 miles on a couple of weeks ago. We ran 5.5 miles in one direction, and then we turned around to run another 5.5 miles back.
And I felt great! No problems whatsoever.
Around mile 5, we pulled out our energy sources:
We still had a few of these left from a couple of weeks ago. And they stayed nice and fresh because I kept them in a Ziplock bag.
I also brought this:
This was my first time trying an energy gel. My thoughts?
I didn’t like it. At all. The flavor was fine (it tasted like an orange creamsicle!), but I hated the texture. I consumed less than half of it. Bleck.
Then came mile 6. And out of the blue, my knee started hurting.
At first, I ignored it, because I figured it was just a normal ache and pain. But then came the sharp pains that shot the whole way up my leg.
We took a walk break, and while I was walking, I felt completely fine. So, we tried again.
And once again, a sharp pain shot through my leg.
Again, we took a walk break and I felt fine. So being the stubborn human being that I am, I decided to try one more time.
Within 10 seconds, my body made it very clear that running was no longer an option today.
So guess what we got to do? We walked the 4 miles back to the house. Grrr.
(The “After” Shot)
I’m fine with the fact that we had to stop running today. It’s life … it’s not the end of the world. But I’m baffled by what happened. Why did my knee start hurting like that?? I can’t think of anything I did to cause that kind of pain.
And I just hope that it gets better soon. We have our 10k in a few weeks, so obviously I want to prepare for that event!
So help a girl out … any ideas, thoughts, suggestions? I’d appreciate any input from other runners!
Have a great Saturday guys!! I’m looking forward to a relaxing day with no plans!!