Posts Tagged ‘marathon training’

Recently, I have noticed that when my 2 year old son does something successfully he turns to us and screams “I did it!” with his hands raised in the air.  It fun to see his excitement. I think we all need to recognize our accomplishments in life, no matter how big or small.

Last week, I ran 1 mile. I did it! 1 mile. It was my first mile in almost 3 months.  Oh, how I have missed running. I took it super easy for fear of the “strain” to come back to my outer knee.

Something that I recommend for everybody who is interested in running, is proper running techniques. Last week, before my 1 mile run, I had a friend that is an avid runner teach me more about proper running techniques.  Avoiding heel striking, posture, arms, cadence, etc. It was a great lesson.  He works at Runner’s Corner in Orem, UT. He filmed me “before” and “after”. Let’s just say there is a big difference.  It works different muscles and it feels like I am starting from scratch when running.

Is it worth it?  Yes. My friend and I think that my heel striking was a big factor in my knee injury.

What do I do now? Wait it out I guess.

I asked a friend who just finished physicians assistant school what the injection entails. He recommends it according to what I am feeling and experiencing. He said it is a pretty potent steroid and I should feel relief within a few days or weeks.

So I guess physical therapy is out for now. I will wait a few more weeks while I ice and rest my knee. I do recommend the r.i.c.e. treatment. It will help you. Lots of massaging that focuses on the area that hurts will also help.

Am I getting anxious to run? Yes. Am I learning patience? Yes. Will I run again. You bet I will. Next up is to run a mile or two without pain.

Have you ever noticed that when you run you always have a goal? If not, you should. Always be pushing yourself.