At 8am this morning I headed with a girlfriend to tackle our 16 miles trail run. My mind was ready and I had good thoughts about this run. We decided to run the same college campus as last week. I love the change of scenery and the fact that these trails are 100% runnable with only a few moderate climbs makes it pretty easy. At about the same distance as last week I could not ignore the pain in my knee any longer. Running flats and up hills were not to bad but the down hills just about killed me. So at somewhere between mile 11 or 12 I had to give in and stop. I am so frustrated to say the least. Everything in me wants to continue. Even now I am contemplating finishing my mileage later today. Dumb but the truth.
I have another 10 mile run in the morning. At this point I just don't know what to do. Do I stop and rest? Do I just continue the rounds of stretching? Do I continue to do hot/cold treatments? It cost so much to go back and forth to the massage therapist. Goodness .... what does a girl do??