This is not what I had in mind starting a new year of races. I am registered for two so far and I have full intentions of running them. The problem is, well i’m not quite sure because I went to the doctors on Friday and had an Xray done and received a referral for PT with a running specialist to figure out why my knee is in so much pain. I have been very proactive about the whole injury. As soon as it started hurting I cut back my milage and switched over to the elliptical. I even started going to yoga more thinking it was a flexibility thing and doing more strengthening exercises for runners knee, but 8 weeks later still no improvement. I am really hoping for a positive experience with physical therapy and be able to take away tips that will help me in the future. I miss running a lot. I feel like part of me is missing. I know I am being overdramatic, but running has become such a huge part of my life and I am not satisfied only running a mile here and there.
What do you do when you are injured to keep you sane?