I don’t know if this is something to complain about or something to brag about, but it seems I have my very first running injury. Apparently, I have an injury to my Patellair Ligament—a ligament just south of the knee.
My daughter sees a physical therapist a few times a week. The physical therapist, Mary, was nice enough to look at my knee for me. She told me it is a very common injury to runners, probably caused by coming to abrupt stop. That makes sense to me because the Turkey Trot was a very crowded course and I did a lot of bobbing and weaving with many instant stops. Mary told me that since this is a small, thin ligament it does not get much blood flow. Not getting much blood flow means it will heal slowly. She suggested Aleve and rest.
The Aleve feels like it is working. The rest part is going to be difficult for me. Last week, my family visited Walt Disney World. We had a great time, but as you know, you walk all day long at Walt Disney World. Now that I am home, I plan to take this whole week off from running. I am hoping to heal enough to get back on my Jeff Galloway Disney Princess Half Training plan on Monday. If it takes more than a week to heal, I will take all the time my body needs to heal. I will not let this temporary injury become permanent.
What types of running injuries have you sustained? How long were you on the side line?
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