Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I need some tips.

Ok, so I skipped today's run because the muscles (I think) right above my right knee and right below my left knee are sore. Not sore where I want to cry cause it hurts, the the sore where I think to my self, "Self, is it a great idea to not run today or are you gonna hurt yourself if you do run?"

What do you guys think. Do you think it's an injury? I'm not 100% sure it is. Do you think I'm not getting enough calcium? I'm thinking it could be a possibility. Am I not stretching or cooling down/warming up enough after runs? Maybe.

I need to know what you guys do to keep the achy knees away. What are your tips?


Stacey said...

Are you strength training?? That is a must do for me to keep my legs running. I think you were smart to take the day off! Better to be safe than sorry.

misszippy said...

I've never had achey knees, so I'm of no help! I'd guess that Stacey is onto something though--strength training definitely helps with that area. Hope it clears up quickly.

onelittletrigirl said...

REST! Take it from me...waiting and seeing and doing nothing, gets you nowhere! I wish I had listened to my body!

Cynthia O'H said...

When my legs are feeling a bit achy, I do more cycling. It helps balance the leg muscles so that I'm not putting as much wear and tear on the same groups all the time.
Listen to your body. Take a break from running for a bit.