I am a broken man. My right knee has what the physio describes as ‘Runners Knee’. The long and the short of it is that as a result I can barely walk never mind run. My mind is playing hideous tricks and the pain is excruciating – all the time.
The plan is to pack the area with plenty of ice and try and reduce the inflammation and swelling. The pain starts ‘deep in the heart of Texas…’ so to speak! and manifests itself as further pain around the knee. All around the knee. I can neither extend nor flex this leg.
There is time to recover thankfully and get back on the road again but I am requiring the patience of Job to retain my sanity.
I missed this last weekends race in Stratford – the Big 10K but was there to support my Brother in Law who was originally just running to keep me company. He finished inside 55 minutes which I was hugely impressed with. Trying at the same time not to be very envious!
What now? Well it’s a careful time trying to get things back to normal. Plenty of ice and some gentle stretches to relieve the tension – and probably a few more trips to the Physio!
I am still determined to run in NEw York though my dream of beating 4 hours is fading very quickly – just getting round is going to be an immense achievement and boy am I determined to do that.
Your cheers of support matter to me hugely – particularly when the chips are down (rock bottom….) so anything you can do to cheer me on my way will be hugely welcome.