Went to the Palace again this morning at an early hour to run with Tamami and our friend Mutsumi San.
From the start I was in a great deal of pain with my knee. Or rather behind the knee.We were going very very slowly but it hurt with every step.
It seemed stupid to continue so I stopped after 500m and let the girls run on alone,whilst I staggered to a woeful stop.
Didn’t feel too good limping back to the starting point. Pain in my knee seemd to be getting worse. Had trouble even walking.
After a while I decided that rather than just stand around on my lonesome getting cold and feeling a bit sick waiting for T & M to return,I would to try to manage one lap ( 5 Km) around the Palace,regardless of how bad I felt. Maybe I could run the pain out,I thought.
I decided to time the run just to see how slow I was on one leg.
I ran a bit over 27 minutes for the solo lap. That may seem very slow but I kept at it and of course over took a lot of other runners.
Many out doing the Palace run this Sunday morn. seemed to my eye over dressed in jackets and leggings….but maybe I was under dressed in singlet and shorts. Each to their own I suppose.
In contrast Saturday’s laps with Nambanners were averaging about 28 minutes plus….but I did slow yesterday so some could keep up.
I found the pace very gentle,still I had to really push myself to keep going.
Probably I felt better at the end than at the start.
Certainly after an enjoyable lunch at a local cafe and a few cups of coffee I felt a great deal happier. I managed the walk from the station to our apartment with out limping.
Lets see what the future has in store.