This past week has been a test of patience and willingness to listen to and stick with my own advice. The left knee pain that I thought was feeling better at the beginning of last week reared it's ugly head once again. In the middle of last week after a few days of rest, rehab and recovery I ventured out to give it an easy test. Within 2 minutes it was back! UGH! So instead of saying "it hurts a bit, but I can run through it" as a younger me probably once would have done, I simply shut it down and walked home...dejected.
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soleus and peroneus longus
insertion on the fibular head.
Over the past 3 days I have run twice, each time on a treadmill to simply test how my leg is feeling. The first was 1 mile @ 6.0 mph at a 4.0 grade. The result...no pain or symptoms...I am encouraged, but cautious. The second was 2 miles @ 6.0 with a few spurts @ 7.0 and @7.5 at a 2.0 grade. The result...no pain or symptoms. I actually felt better following the run...whew! Very encouraged, but not getting too excited yet. I have continued my treatment each day.
Today, I'll be able to get out and try my first run outside and see how it feels. Wish me luck!