Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Knee Pain

Yesterday after my 2 mile run I started to feel some pain in my knee.  Since starting to run my shins have hurt, but I've never had any knee pain.  I'm sure it's because I ran 4 miles on Monday and 2 yesterday -- I haven't run two consecutive days very often.

I started icing my knee last night, but even while I slept I could tell it hurt.  MAJOR BUMMER.  I have it iced right now, and Mathis has recommended I take a rest day today and try for my 3 mile run tomorrow, depending on how I feel.

I'm reading up on what I should be doing to help prevent and heal knee injuries.  Hopefully some rest today will help me be on my feet again tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. My knees hurt after long runs on the asphalt too.. my brother in law always suggest stretching your IT band with that foam roller you have. It connects right at the knee and although it hurts like.... when you are stretching does help (for me at least). Also, there is always advil--its my go to drug! haha