So I didn’t do a c25k update last week because frankly last week sucked when it came to running. I was having knee issues and it was painful to even just walk, let alone try to run. It would get better and so I’d think to myself, Oh surely I can do this now. But once I got out there, it was a no go. I had no idea what the deal was and it wasn’t going away. So I took some time off, popped ibuprofen, and continued icing the knees…. Still wasn’t going away. I was getting SO frustrated and I have a 5k scheduled for May 7th and seriously was considering not even doing it because of my knees crapping out on me and this got me a little behind in my c25k training.
Until I discovered this.
KT Tape…. A blessing straight from heaven above. This was suggested to me and let me tell you, IT WORKS and I can testify to that only using it ONE time!!!! I figured out that what I have is called runners knee. It’s where there’s pain behind or right around the kneecaps. But I went running this morning without zero pain with the KT Tape on. Go here to learn more. I wanted to cry because truly my heart was dead set on doing this 5k and I just did not want to back out and felt like I’d be letting myself down.
At this point, I’m going to continue with the 5k, and even if I have to walk the majority of it, no shame in that, right?!?!?!?! (at least I hope). But my goal is to be able to run as much as I can. But if I have to walk, I keep telling myself that’s okay, too.
Ladies and gentlemen…. (ummm, or just ladies, ha), Lauren is back in the game!!!!! :)
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