Post-run knee assessment.
Today I did a 3.something mile run. I wasn’t sure how long I was going to last so I started off with no particular route in mind. About a mile into it I had already slowed down to walk but I had decided I was going to run a big loop and end up at the gym where my brother was training.
It was a pretty boring run actually, and other than a dry heave early on, I have nothing to report. One thing though, people in the ‘burbs don’t like to clean up after their dogs. Gross.
I’m worried about my knees, so I used the new shoe inserts and put two pairs of socks on to keep my ankles warm and pulled some leg warmers up to my thighs before I put my leggings on to keep my knees toasty. This was good advice from the dude who assessed my feet in Snow & Rock.
It definitely made a difference. My knees don’t hurt. They just feel weird. They have that weird sensation where you’re just AWARE of them. You realise how much you don’t notice parts of your body until there is something wrong. Like now.
Still, that’s another run in the bank. I’m going to try and get another four runs in this week while I’ve got some time off from work.
I’m on my way to the Royal Albert Hall now with my family to watch Cirque du Soleil, ‘Totem’. Knowing me, I’ll leave the place feeling like I want to launch myself off The Shard and somersault all the way down to land at London Bridge Station.
I’m making a mental note to behave…