This is the 2nd time today that I've iced my knee. I usually ignore pains and just wait for them to go away but I'm finding as I get older, the pain tends to linger and/or worsen.
Oh yeah and Honey likes to lay on our bed ALL.THE.TIME. I would call her lazy but then again I'm laying on the bed too.
Anyways I ran 6 miles on Monday and felt a slight twinge in my right knee, but ignored it on Tuesday while I jumped back on the treadmill for another 4 miles. After that run I definitely had some major knee pain and decided to take today off from running. BUUUUUTTTTT I didn't take the day off from walking.
Mason and I had a play date at the park with our best buds Steph and Carson and enjoyed the afternoon taking an hour long walk. At the time my knee was fine and didn't bother me at all (must've been that icing I did during Mason's nap).
Then for dinner Mason and I walked to and from Midwood BBQ to meet up with Danielle. That was another 30 minutes total of walking. And now I'm totally paying the price with my sore knee. Don't worry I already took some ibuprofen that I chased with red wine. Don't judge.
I'm sure part of the problem is that I don't stretch. EVER. Which is bad, very, very bad. I'm also convinced that my latest shoes might be to blame. I'm in the process of getting some new running shoes which I'll share once I get them. How's that for mysterious?
We'll see how my knee feels tomorrow around 9am when Mason and I hit up the YMCA. I've read that you can run until you feel pain and then should obviously stop. Maybe I can squeeze out a couple of miles before the pain starts. Then I'll take off Friday and pack up my sneakers for my trip this weekend to Charleston for a super fun bachelorette party!