27 January 2010

Long Overdue Update

Sadly, I have been absent from running since I finished the marathon in November. This is definitely not by choice, and has been killing me ever since. Pain in the knee during the marathon has forced me to rest, and after a month of no running I still felt pain, so I went to the doctor.

The good news is that there is no damage to the knee and the x-rays look healthy. The doctor thinks that some PT will help and I start that next week. I have a follow up appointment with the doctor in six weeks, but I am hoping that I can start running before that.

This injury has made me narrow my focus a little better. Last year I was very ambitious with my goals and thought that I would be running very long distances with an insubstantial base. That was foolish of me, and now it looks like I am starting over.

There are some races that I would like to do again this year, such as The Broad Street Run, but I may not be able to do them. I am at square one and now my focus is on running the Philadelphia Marathon again this year, but really knocking it out this time.

So for now I am doing what the doctor says and will be re-building my base.