So after two great days last weekend I ended up with the stomach bug on Monday. Fun stuff. Nothing like a gut ache after your stomach already aches. Tuesday worked into being a good day and I jumped roped at night and played basketball and skateboarded a little with the kids. I was so glad to be feeling good again. I couldn't wait for the next day. Wednesday I jumped rope for 5 minutes in between my sets of upper body. I tried to take it easy but the whole day ended up being one of those non stop days and I knew by the night time that I'd overdone it. My belly ached again that night. Thursday I wanted to try running, just to see how my knee was. But opted for a 6 mile power walk with a friend.
So this morning was the day. I ran for one mile, starting out slow and then pushed it the last 1/2 just to see what would happen. Only a tiny amount of pain in the left knee. I finished with weights and jump rope. I've been rolling it out the last 3 days so I'll just keep going and hopefully it will work it out. I've noticed the pain isn't as bad the last couple of times I've been on it. I think the rest did me good.
Now I've just got to decide how far to run in the meantime. Do I go until it hurts and then stop? Do I rest it completely and just focus on rolling it? How do I work back into a normal routine again? Anyone have any ideas?