running has been put on pause

Hello everybody,

I had my checkup with a sports doctor and the news was kind of good. So he did let me know that I do not have tendinitis in my knee but it could develop if I continue running excessively without treating the problem. He believes that my knee pain is because of an imbalance in my hip and has advised me to be as symmetrical as possible when i am sitting, standing walking to fix my posture in my hip has been effected. He did ask me to get a ultrasound down so I am waiting to hear back for my appointment. But that was the doctors diagnosis after hearing and putting me through tests. never stops to surprise me how connected our bodies are.

SOOO, after hearing that I decided it may be a good idea to take a break especially since winter is coming and the running season is going to slow down just a bit. Or well it would if the world was running as it use to. I have not been running this week. However, last week I did run a half marathon and hit a PB of 1hour and 43 min compared to my last half a year ago which was 1hour and 52min. I was pretty happy because compared to last year I did not run nearly as many miles but I did train smarter. Although I did end up with some pain in my knee I did not have to murder my body running 70+ km a week to get there.

I suspect the knee pain is associated to how I have been working from home as I do sit with my legs up and cross them rather than flat on the ground. So that is something I need to fix. So for the next couple of days I am going to try and take it easy although I did crack yesterday and went on an easy 7km around 5.30 pace. It felt good but I did have some pain in the knee afterwards.

As always thank you for listening and I hope you are all crushing your goals and runs. Also, happy belated halloween to everybody! Hope it was nice and spooky and full of sweets.

Stay happy, Stay healthy, Keep breathing

Published by themindfulmonk2020

I am a marathoner, a full time employee, a part time server. I enjoy running and I am also trying to live a more mindful lifestyle - it is quite the experience. I have also started streaming on Twitch. If you would like to chat with me live or follow my gameplay you can do so there :)

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