|Happy to have made it past the deer. Also my first successful runfie. Run selfie. Yep.
|Team SpoolPiece reunited at last!
Overall the run was pretty laid back. The route I mapped for us had several loops, and we weren’t entirely sure where one of the loops was going to dump us out. Fortunately it dumped us out here:
|Who doesn’t love a random canoe shot?
So let’s get back to what failed for this run… the trails. Damn the trails. Sara and David split off from Noemi and me around mile 9 or so. At mile 11 my knee started screaming. I kept trying to keep on, but I just couldn’t. I had to walk so much. From my detective work and speculation, I believe the condition of the trails were to blame. The trails we were on were bridle/multipurpose trails. What happens to those trails is when it rains and the trails are muddy, the horses’ hooves sink into the mud. It then dries and hardens, leaving very hard and uneven terrain. I suspect that my feet were pronating and supinating so much that I overworked my IT band, leaving it stretched, swollen, and sore, and basically rendering my left knee useless.
|We’re so badass. This is also before my knee started ruining my life. I was less badass when that happened.
|KT Tape fail.
Have you had a running-related injury? What did you have and how long did it take to treat it?