MONDAY: Since I did my long run on Sunday last week I decided to use this day as a rest day.
TUESDAY: All day at work I was thinking, I can't wait to get home and run. Well during the day at some point I was walking and my knee just gave out. Imagine talking to a customer and all of a sudden you take a step and drop like a sac of potato's. There I am laying on the ground and I shout out the only thing I can think of "Sniper!!!!!" All day my leg was giving me problems, so when I got home I decided to pass on the running and try an ab workout on the TV. I have to admit the workout was awesome, but it had a lot of moving around and my knee was not up to it. I tried my best and finished the workout, but I would be lying if said I wasn't in pain.
WEDNESDAY: I went to work thinking my knee would stop hurting through out the day. WRONG!!!! All day long, every step I took I could feel pain. This is nothing out of the ordinary. Usually once a year my knee will just hurt and give me problems. I am not sure what the cause is, but It may last one day or a few. All I could think this time though was, Fuck!!! I just beat a cold and now I have to deal with this shit. I knew running was out, so once again I found myself doing a core workout I found on the TV. who knew on demand had so many exercises that really worked and made you sweat.
THURSDAY: My knee was still sore and as much as I wanted to run I was afraid I would do more damage. I decided to use this day as my second rest day.
FRIDAY: My knee finally felt a bit better and I was itching to run outside so I decided to hit the road. I did 9 miles. 9 slooooww miles. I wanted to be extra safe with my knee and I even pulled out the old brace. My leg felt good and I was happy with the run.
SATURDAY: I was still feeling good from my run the day before so I decided to carry the momentum. I headed out for a 10 slow miler. I felt good for the most part, but towards the end my knee started to hurt.
SUNDAY: Today I woke up and headed to the gym. I went into the circuit training room and did a half hour of the whole body, followed by monkey bar reps. I am starting to notice that my upper body is becoming stronger. I already have my workout planned for 2015 and I am hoping it will help. I will share the plan along with my goals next week.
UNTIL NEXT TIME BE SAFE AND RUN HARD!!!