Hey there, runners & readers-
We’re doing it! Less than two weeks until the big day. I hope that taper time is treating you well, and that you’re not going nutso during this time of forced rest. My left knee began bothering me soon after my 20-miler, and I was advised to take some time off of it. Things just feel loose in there, and as though something needs to pop or crack. I’ll lace up my (new) sneakers tomorrow and continue with my training schedule. Hopefully this period of rest was long enough to work all the kinks out. I’ve been told that it’s better to be undertrained than overtrained by race day, so I am doing my best to keep faith that things will work out and I will find the strength to make it all the way through to the finish line of the marathon (a big thank you to the people in my life who have been really drilling this sentiment).
On Saturday afternoon and out of the goodness of his heart, Andy from Green Mountain Rehab & Sports Medicine was willing to get me into the office and check out my knee. If I remember correctly, he said that the discomfort was coming from my lateral retinaculum. Andy suggested that I locate the spot bothering me, administer deep pressure to it, and then spend time icing the area. Thanks for being so helpful and kind, Andy.
Last night, my roommate and I attended Andy’s partner’s Yoga for Runners class taught at Green Mountain Rehab & Sports Medicine. It had to be one of my top five favorite yoga classes of all time- Beth was incredible. The class as scheduled will run for one more Monday night (6:15 pm), and is $10 for those interested. Beth mentioned that she plans to continue teaching a class at Green Mountain Rehab after the marathon…and I plan on continuing to take it!
Sending my best wishes for the second to last week of your training. Rest, hydrate, eat well…and I’ll try to do the same! Cross your fingers for my pesty knee!
Respect your bodies,