Most of the time, it's simply been an inconvenience when I run. I would occasionally use kinesiology tape during a run and ice it after a run. I focused on staying strong and that was that. I've noticed that with both Richmond Marathon and my most recent Marine Corps Marathon, my knee started acting up close to race day and then hurt during the race. And after both races, it still seemed quite inflamed and took me some time to be able to run on it.
This time has been even worse...I haven't been able to run since Marine Corps Marathon simply because it hurts so much. It's a different kind of hurt...a sharp pain, not the dull ache to which I am accustomed. It scares me a bit to know what's really going on in the joint. I promised myself that I would make a visit to an orthopedist to get it checked out after we return from our honeymoon.
So fellow running friends, how have you handled potential injuries or those that simply won't go away? Given that I don't have any races on the calendar anytime soon, I feel pretty relaxed about this but annoyed that running isn't in my workout repertoire these days.