I did a parkrun this morning, and have oodles to write about the course and the people, and I promise that a full report will follow. But at the moment, all I want to talk about is my knee.
Which may be progressing from niggly to injured.
When I first started running, my right knee protested, and it seems that running very little for two months, eating shed loads of chocolate and then trying for a long run are also not to its taste.
Short runs are fine. Both last weekend and this, I ran the parkrun without a twinge. But then partway into my second run, my knee starts to hurt, and while last week the pain went as soon as I stopped running (niggle), this week it is lingering (injury).
It’s on the outside, and is something to do with the bending mechanism. It’s at its worse when my knee is bent and weight-bearing (for example when coming downstairs). It’s not tender – broddling doesn’t hurt – and strapping works wonders.
If you have a miracle cure, I’d love to hear it, but failing that suggestions of things to try (run little and often, rest for a week, get thee to a physio, swap running for BMF) would be most welcome.
And I promise I’ll get Ally Pally parkrun written up asap.