Yesterday I had an appt. to see a sports doctor which I thought was 11:30, but they had me scheduled to be there at 8:30. I missed my appt. I did not run yesterday skipping my 3 mile run. I did however lift
1a Alternate DB Press 3 x 12
1b Goblet Split Squat 3 x 15 each leg
1c Bentover Lat Raise 3 x 8
2a Rotating DB Row 3 x 8
2b DB Romanian Deadlift 3 x 15
2cLumberjack Press 3 x 10 each side
3a Garhammer Raise 2 x 12
3b DB Goblet Squat 2 x 10
This was a good workout. I went light on legs to I did not ruin my knee. It actually felt much better all day yesterday after lifting.
This morning I got up and ran 6 miles in 51 minutes which is a 8:32 pace. I felt really good. The extra day of rest helped and I am glad my wife talked me out of running last night because that would have been a bad choice. My knee is tender, but obviously not that bad as I was able to run at a pretty good pace this morning. I do go to the doctor today after school just to make sure I am not doing some major damage.
“If you quit you don’t give yourself the chance to find out what you might have been.” That is the quote I have been living by. I could just give in and throw the towel in because of some knee pain or I can just suck it up, read my body and rest when needed and run when it feels good and continue to push to achieve my goals. Going to the doctor is a huge step for me as I maybe go to a doctor once every few years. I am doing it as a precautionary measure just to make sure I am not really damaging my knee. I have another run tomorrow morning and another big run Sunday.....11 miles.
Good luck in your pursuit of your goals and dreams and don't let a few obstacles throw you off course!