I haven’t heard from my trainer I’m assuming he is still dealing with his family; I sent him a text today to let him know I was ready to start again when he was ready. So I decided to do another light run (jog). I almost talked myself out of it but it was unusually nice on this February day mid 70’s, and I did bring my clothes to change into so why not just go.
I brought my patella band this time, when I went out on Saturday my knee did hurt a little when I was finished. This time I took it a little easier than on Saturday, I slowed down. I went to the school near my house and ran around the track it was flat and close by on my way home from work. After a brisk walk for a few minutes for a warm up, I started a slow jog. I could feel myself tense up it was almost like I was scared to put pressure on my leg and mentally I couldn’t shake it off. My left ankle was tight too so of course it went all the way up my leg. After I went around the track a few times I started to loosen up a bit, I guess that meant I started to relax, focus and become more present to what I was doing.
I was doing the run/walk method during this two miles like I did on Saturday but tonight it was more deliberate. It is interesting after my Saturday run I saw an article online in Runner’s World about this method and how effective it can be you can read it here.
Towards the end of the run about 1.78 miles I decided to take the band off my knee just to see what would happen. I was limping just a little but I can’t say that I was hurting. So when I ran the last few parts of the run it didn’t really hurt per se, but I know right now I don’t think I could go for much longer, at least not right now. Still have some work to do.