I am still having this nagging pain on the side of my knee!! I have been icing, foam rolling, loading up on anti-inflammatories and praying! I have not been able to get a run in over a week and I am going crazy! I have been going to spin class but don't enjoy it as much when I am using it as a substitute for running. I have decided to rest and see how it feels by tomorrow. Marathon #3 is coming up in 21 days and this pain is not making me feel very confident about it.
I think I have already had a few marathon nightmares just worrying about this pain. Last night I had a dream that I was exhausted before the first mile and I had to lay on the ground and rest. The few days before that I had a dream that I got lost on the course and stopped to have lunch to come up with a plan to make up for the lost time. Now and then I have the marathon dream that I am almost to the finish and I am running so slow and nothing that I do can make me go faster!
On a positive note, I have three weeks to take care of this problem and it is taper time anyway. Life could be much worse....
Do you have crazy nightmares about races? Sometimes I have these wild dreams that I finish in these crazy times which are really only in my dreams!