I’m baaa-aack! And not in the creepy, horror-movie kind of way. Anyway, here’s the news: I got back on the treadmill tonight! Sure it was only two miles, but it was TWO WHOLE MILES. I totally get brownie points. 😀
After my injury, I was a little scared to see how the knee would react. The first few steps were shaky. The knee was a little stiff and “creaky”. That may or may not be a technical term. There was some pain for about half mile, particularly when I was heel-striking. I think it was the angle of the impact that forced a kind of hyper extension of the knee. (I do not recommend.)
Once I found my mid-foot stride, the sharper pain points disappeared. There was some dull achiness throughout the run, but I got into a quiet groove and slowly finished the run.
I iced the knee for the 10 minutes after the run to reduce any swelling caused by the exertion. I hope tomorrow it’s not too sore. I only have 35 days until the Marine Corps Marathon.
Two miles down, and a LOT to go.