This was my first DNS - Did Not Start.
My knee bothered me a bit during the Penguin Run yesterday and then got progressively worse on the walk back to the car and throughout the rest of the day. By bedtime I could barely put weight on it to hobble across the floor. I went from thinking I could walk the 5k today, to thinking of down grading to the 1.5k seniors walk, to just going to support friends and take pictures, to.... hmmm I don't think I can go at all.
This was a un-timed, fun run to raise money for our local children's hospital, so I have no issues with having spent the money on the race entry and then not being able to do the run. I would have loved to have gone and spent time with friends (there was a group of 21 going from Team Myles) but I knew that resting my knee was more important if I don't want to risk serious long term damage. I need to get it better soon as I start my training for my next half marathon in just 3 weeks.
So today I am taking it easy, icing my knee, using heat, gently stretching it out and enjoying the day on the couch. But I'm very proud of everyone else who ran today.