I must be runner…

13 Sep

…because the Doc said I have “Runner’s Knee” lol What a relief, because the hypochondriac in me anticipated a much worse diagnosis! 😉

The doctor gave me some specific strengthening exercises to do to offset the muscle imbalance, told me to continue icing it, and take painkillers for the pain if necessary. He also said that this knee problem should not stop me from running  the marathon. Woot! 😀

He gave me the OK to cross train and also try to run, being that the pain is starting to subside. He said I might feel some slight pain, but as long as it doesn’t change my gait it’s ok. He also suggested buying a new pair of shoes being that mine have 300 miles on them.

So, my game plan is to just forget about the 20 miler this weekend. Instead I am going to do cross training/strengthen today and tomorrow, and then see how far my legs will take me on Saturday. Starting next week I’ll ease back into the mileage.

I am sooo ready to go out and run!!! My co-workers noticed that I am more crabby than usual! Of course they are all know I have been “cooped up”. 😉

I am looking forward to running in cooler weather…finally!


Posted by on September 13, 2007 in Doctor Visit, Knee Pain, Pain


3 responses to “I must be runner…

  1. william carter

    September 13, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Good ol’ runner’s knee. I’ve had that one before and to be honest with you, I believe it will just kind of go away over time. I remember easing up on my running for a while and things just getting better.
    Hang in there and you will be fine.
    Best of luck,

  2. Andria

    September 13, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    It’s good to know what the problem is and it’s great that you now know what you can do to help it. Yay that you still get to do the marathon!

  3. Nancy

    September 13, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    SO SO good to have answers. I’ve found that is a big part of it. I’m glad you went and found out soon.

    Sounds like a great plan! ENJOY!!

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