I’m not seriously injured!
Rather, it’s a good old-fashioned knee sprain.
I’m recovering well! The most difficult part is not putting on my running shoes.
It’s been six days since my last run.
I made it to Quick Care Sunday morning when it opened at 9 a.m. I was second in line at the door. They even did x-rays! I wasn’t expecting that, but it made me feel like they were being very official. Lucky for me, my primary doctor was working. Because I stopped running activity, iced and elevated it immediately, he said I was in good condition.
He told me I need a week’s rest from running. And that no, I couldn’t do that 5k next week.
My Dad told me he didn’t think it was necessary to actually go to the doctor. But thank goodness I made my own decision. I am flabbergasted by people who for some reason are proud of never visiting a doctor. No matter how bad they feel, they will do everything to avoid it. They pride themselves on just working through it– but really, it’s just a heavy case of denial. And then they end up worse-off because by the time they are forced into medical attention, the problem is really bad. And that costs considerably more money, and maybe time off work.
Specifically, I wanted my doctor to set limits for me. To tell me what’s reasonable to expect and what’s not wise. I’m proud that I addressed it right away and followed protocol. I haven’t needed to miss any work, and I’m fine.
The night before I made it to Quick Care, I was so worried I couldn’t sleep.
Now that anxiety is gone and I can just resume my life.
When you face things, you can solve them and move past them.
I accept that my body has limitations. I respect and trust the judgment of my doctor.
I’m shocked how much I miss my runs already! I’m counting the days.
I told Eleise, my running partner, that I’m out of commission this week. She was bummed but understanding.
I’m going to wait a full week, just to be safe. I’ll get to a 5k later, after a bit more training.
I feel no pain. I haven’t used a wrap on my knee since yesterday and feel I’ll be okay without it. Icing it helps the most.
I’m going to start from scratch when I resume activity next Monday night. Back to 1 mile, then working up.
Just glad I didn’t ignore the pain and keep going.
Sometimes ya just gotta slow down and go back to start!