I’ve been keeping up my training even as the temperatures outside have fallen. The past couple days it’s been in the 30’s on my morning runs. I took a couple days off this week since my knee has been bothering me, but was able to get back out there yesterday. I didn’t run as fast and as long as I normally would have, but I at least wanted to see if I could keep going. I managed to get outside to run this morning as well, although I could tell my knee was still not quite right.
The Jingle Bell Run is next Sunday, and I want to make sure I can at least participate. I’m not concerned about doing that well, it’s just one of those things I signed up for and want to be able to complete. I’m hesitant to see a doctor about my knee, I’ve injured it before, years ago, and they always tell me to ice/heat it, take an anti-inflammatory (Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc), and strengthen my leg muscles. I think I’m going to go back to the gym so I can use the strength training equipment to work on that, as well as with winter coming, I want to start using the track. I’m still going to try to make it outside on days that I can, as I understand road running is much different than running on a track or treadmill indoors.