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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Craptastic

Well, I didn't finish.

In fact, I only made it 2 miles, and it was at that early point that I knew the pain in my right knee wasn't going to relent.

I felt good as I stood at the start line, and was excited for the race ahead of me, but a half mile into it, my knee began to ache and I had to stop and stretch. At mile 1, the ache had turned into a sharp, shooting pain and I had already stopped and stretched several times. I know there are people who are able to work through pain and see to getting the job done, and for a little bit, I thought I could be one of those people, but by mile 2, I had already stopped a handful of times, and the pain was not subsiding. I knew then I couldn't go the next 11 miles.

So, I turned around and walked back.

My knee dully ached as I walked back to the parking garage where my car was waiting for me, and after awhile even that subsided. I knew, however, that if I started jogging again that the pain would resume. It was over for the day, and for the race.

I am deeply disappointed that I didn't finish; I didn't even get past mile 2. And, I guess this means I need to see a doctor, because ignoring this problem has not been enough to make it go away.

7 comments:

miss petite america said...

aw poop! well at least now your knee is gonna get the attention it needs and you'll be back on your way to being a healthy runner again! good luck, chica!

runner26 said...

I am so sorry! I know what a disappointment that can be! The same thing happened to be during a 15K--2 miles in, I knew I couldn't go on. Same knee--same pain. Best of luck with recovery. Let me know if I can help.

Firefly's Running said...

Oh NO!! Get that knee checked out ASAP.

teacherwoman said...

I am so sorry to hear about your knee! It's good that you are going to have it checked out. Take care of yourself.

JustJunebug said...

Dont be disappointed! Well maybe just a bit, but dangit girl you TRIED and thats more than gosh, i dont know A BAZILLION people can say!!!

big hugs and hope the knee feels better soon!

Neese said...

aw i'm sorry :(

just remind yourself what you DID run not too long ago ;) you rock.

brunettechicagogal said...

That sucks. Runner26 will tell you about DNF (Did Not Finish) races. Fingers crossed: I haven't had one yet, but I'm sure it's inevitable. Take care and stay off the running path for now!