I want to run!

It is Saturday morning. I should be out running.  I want to be out running.  I need to be out running. But here I sit.

For the past month, I have had some discomfort around my right knee.  At first, I thought it was in my upper calf.  When I start to run, it would feel like it was going to give way and I would hopple for about 100m or so and then I was all right.  As I warmed up, the discomfort would go away.  But after running, it was difficult to go down steps.  It would feel like my leg was going to give way. 

After Monday’s run, I decided it would be in my best interest to take a few days off.

I have not been very successful in identifying the problem.  The discomfort begins at the top of my calf behind the knee.

Yesterday, everything felt fine, so I ran for a couple of slow miles.  It felt better but the discomfort returned.  I stopped by the house and put a pair of Superfeet inserts in my shoes and ran another mile.  That seemed to help.

Needless to say, I didn’t feel like doing a 17 mile run today was in my best long term interest. So here I sit. Hopefully, I will not be sitting much longer.

4 Responses to “I want to run!”

  1. darrell Says:

    It seems wise to take the time off. I too hope you won’t be sititng much longer. Sitting isn’t nearly as much fun.

  2. Joe Says:

    Hmmmmmmm. This is a concern. This sounds like something new as well.

    I have no advice other than to encourage you to use your own experience and insight. Skipping the 17 miler sounds wise.

    Persevere through this!!

  3. Bob Allen Says:

    Get thy knee to the closest, best sports doc you can find (who also takes your insurance).

  4. Lisa Says:

    Take it from someone who ran on a stress fracture for 6 months, go to a doc now and see what’s up.

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