It’s a no!

After several weeks of avoiding any form of running, yesterday lunchtime I headed to the local athletics track for a trial (I wish that it had been a trail) run.

The sun was shining, there was a gentle breeze and the sky was blue. Conditions were perfect for running. When I arrived at the athletics track I felt a sudden surge of positivity.

I love running 🙂

After a brief warm-up, I decided to adopt a run-walk-run strategy. I would run for four minutes, walk for a minute and assess my right knee and repeat. I set off with the aim of completing 3000m. I didn’t want to overdo it on my first run.

The run started well and my knee was pain free. Happy Emma!DSCF1018Although when I reach for a magnifying glass, I think that my right foot looks slightly twisted?

I went from feeling relatively strong on the first couple of laps…DSCF1019I spy a muffin top :-O

To not feeling quite so strong. By the final lap my right knee was definitely slightly sorer than when I started 😦DSCF1025Trying not to cry!

I made it to the end of the 3000m, lay down on the track and sulked. DSCF1029What post run stretching?

The verdict?

My right knee said no! 😦DSCF1030It looks like it’s back to resting and stretching.




5 thoughts on “It’s a no!

    • Emma says:

      Thanks for your support 🙂

      I completed a 10k walk on Friday and my knee was still really sore. It hasn’t felt ‘normal’ all weekend.

      I’ll be getting in touch with my doctor in the morning to see what he suggests. After my negative physio experiences last year, I’m reluctant to spend money I don’t really have looking for answers.

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      • wanderwolf says:

        I know what you mean. Such a bummer about the knee though! Especially after a break (which is never easy to take). Crossing my fingers for your doctor visit. 🙂


    • Emma says:

      Thanks 🙂 Getting an appointment with my doctor is the first challenge! Although I’m getting very good at not running and resting, I do feel occasional pangs of envy when I see all the medal photos on social media. 2016 will be a better year 🙂


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