One Step Forward and One Step Back

Welcome back to the blog! This weeks blog is gonna be a doozy. Based on last weeks post recovery was going VERY well. Then this week rolled around and it was a total 360 from last week. Last week was pain free and then this time was full of pain.

Lets start from the beginning, I know anybody reading this is probably going to say it was a mistake on my part which is probably true. Can you really blame a guy I was excited and amped to be back, plus feeling great. So first run of the week was Monday. I went out on a 5k run and was able to hold a 5min pace per km and felt great. Then Wednesday rolls around and we go for a slower 5km at a 5.36min/km pace. Close to the last km I started to feel a sharp pain in my knee and right under the knee cap where I usually feel the pain.

I finished the last km and got home and honestly had no idea why it was hurting so suddenly like that especially when I was going slower on that run. So I stretched it out hoping it’d feel better tomorrow. Nope, that did not happen. Woke up the next day struggled to push off my leg at all without there being any pain. Felt super frustrated and had no idea what was going on since I thought things were getting better. Booked an appointment with my doctor to take another look at me since it been over 6 weeks so I was super concerned. Going to see him Monday (tomorrow) to talk about it.

then I waited till Saturday to go on a sort 3k run at a 6min pace because it was just so nice out and my knee was not in nearly as much pain as it was on Wednesday. So I think its because I may have pushed my legs to hard on Monday’s run that caused the pain but who knows anymore. Just hoping I can keep running shorter distances at slower paces at least but lets see. With all the extra time I have been having because I am not out running or focusing on recovery I actually started Streaming games on twitch! So if anybody is interested my handle is bwam94. ( Thought it would make me feel less guilty about spending my free time gaming and not being very productive with my time.

If you guys have gone through an injury and have felt frustrated, how did you guys cope? I’d love to hear back because I could definitely use some suggestions. compared to my last injury this is way worse since its stopping me from running.

Anyways, sorry for this being a bit of a downer. Just wanted to keep you guys up to date. I hope everyone is working on their goals and enjoying their runs, as always thanks for reading.

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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