01 September 2010

expensive knees

there's not been a whole lot of running recently. laziness 'n' booze have been contributing factors but the main reason has been 'a pain in the knee'. it's been a bit iffy since that race in scotland. i've just ignored it and hoped it would go away. it hasn't and i need to start training again. we're supporting gaynor on a ridiculous 100 miler in october.

another trip to sally (the physio). this time i have water on the knee. which i think sounds rather quaint, if painful. more exercises and stretching but the magic is how to tape your patella. done properly and i can run pain free. best start now!

gaynor's feet...must keep up...

16 comments:

jumbly said...

Pesky legs!

Simon said...

I always preferred to call it "Housemaid's Knee" - sounds even quainter... Mine was caused by bike crashes (often little knee on stem knocks) and also through daily crunching on the PC under my desk at work (now moved).

I think you need to reduce impacts which means NOT RUNNING ON TARMAC!!!

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

just reading a brilliant book ( for a non runner?) called bere foot running or something... about ultra marathons, bare feet running and mexican tribes people. you'd like it Kate and might help that knee?

chris said...

So you'll be taped together!

Doesn't sound like a long term solution - what happens when it rains!?

Groover said...

I hate growing old, too. LOL

ultra collie said...

damn that whw!
can't it be drained off?

vdubber67 said...

aargh. Knees. Bloody things. Hope you get it sorted soon.

kate said...

jumbly- yup.

simon- thank you, i'll now refer to my aliment correctly. i assume riding fixed has mended it ;)

ppc- how weird, jane's just bought that book. will give it a read.

chris- i'll carry spare tape ;) ...no, it's not a solution...

groover- are you saying it's only going to get worse!!

uc- that's worst case scenario-i'd rather avoid hospitals ;) but maybe

vdubber- at least biking's not as painful.

Martin Rye said...

Lazy, booze and no training. I have done that lots. Hope the knee heals. My old ankle injury led to a bit of pain on my last trip. Annoying and to a runner like you an injury must be real frustrating.

kate said...

martin- glad to hear you've been having fun! you're it's frustrating but at least i can still get out there-trying to be positive ;)

sbrt said...

Hope its only a trickle

kate said...

sbrt- keeping my knees crossed!

Joe Newton said...

Knees were quite obviously a 'Friday afternoon job' by whoever designed and built the human body. I'm sure I'll be nursing my Steve Austin knee for the rest of my life. In the meantime Glucosamine, yoga, avoiding tarmac and squats are the only things that keep it going.

kate said...

joe- it does seem to be the pay off for having outdoor fun! hope you manage to take your own advice -i will try! and get out for autumn exploring.

swiss said...

so you're knees have got dodgy? sometime soon after some bike epic on a single speed? i can't believe it!

i'm retaining my fear of being on the other side of the hospital divide and fiddling with bike setup. reasonably successfully!

kate said...

swiss- that is merely a coincidence i can assure you. i share your fear, particularly when there was talk of getting my knee drained. keep fiddlin' :)