It’s week 1 day 3 of my 20 week ½ marathon training plan and I need to skip tonight’s run.
I had a great TKD class yesterday full of kicks and cardio. I was sore afterwards, but it was a good sore, one that let me know that I am in touch with all my muscles. I went home, relaxed in a hot shower, worked out the last few kinks, and then headed out to pick Liam up from Cadets.
It had started to snow, a light dusting that was just covering the ground. As Liam and I headed to the parked car, I stopped him to point out a patch of ice in front of him, since he didn’t seem to be paying any attention. Then I stepped forward and the world spun sideways as I slipped on a hidden patch of ice and started falling. I didn’t go all the way down; I was able to grab the front of Liam’s jacket with one hand and a piece of scaffolding with the other.
While I didn’t fall, I did twist my left knee. It didn't swell, but it hurt enough in the car ride home to bring tears to my eyes. And not quite 24 hours later it is still tender when I bend it. Once I'm up and walking it seems fine.
So even though I want to get out and run, I don't want to risk further injury. So today I rest and hopefully tomorrow all will be right again.