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I'm so sad right now I really could just cry.
I've just come in from a 3 mile run, one I completed quite happily last month before all the snow happened. I had to walk most of it after getting 'the pain' as I call it after about 2 miles. It made the last mile impossible to run due to the pain.
The History: In 2009 I decided to teach myself how to run in an attempt to lose some weight for my wedding. I entered a race for life and went from being able to only run lampost to lampost up to about the mile stage non stop. I didn't train enough though and my race for life wasn't a quick one, loads of speed walking breaks but I was ok with that.
I then just stopped running, got married, got lazy, weight crept back on and then noticed that sometimes whilst walking that my knee would suddenly screach in pain. It felt like the outer cap on the side was the problem. This happened a few times, again whilst walking, on one occasion I climbed Snowdon with hubby which was hard work going up!! Going downhill was even worse though!!!! Going down the steps at the top of the hill, again, my knee just 'went' and I had to walk sideways most of the way down, it was a long trip down but fortunately there was snow at the top and it came in very handy! I noticed the pain a few more times, especially going down stairs.
Fast forward to today, I started running on the treadmill last year, worked back up from nothing to running 30minutes non stop. I then started following a 10k training programme and completed it, slowly but pain free. Ive entered the bupa 10k and messed around with my training over Xmas but I really wanted to start again. I went on the treadmill, did a few 2-3 miles and then one day just went outside, I LOVED it! I ran about 3.6 miles non stop, up 2 massive hills and I just felt amazing when I got home. My next run however was back on the treadmil and I tried some interval training, I had a lot of pain the next day, I couldn't barely walk up and down stairs, it was awful! It took days to recover and my next run on the treadmill led to pain after about the 5 mile mark and I was desperate to do the 10k so walked the last mile. I then ran a 3 mile and again, at the 2 mile the pain started and I walked the last mile.
I have been to see someone about my knees, they didn't really find anything wrong but suggested I should go to the sports guy but i didn't go back as I really can't afford it. They did say that I could do with some knee support as I have a lot of space around the joints, I cant remember the actual diagnosis.
What do I do next? I wanted to give up half an hour ago and just take up something else but I love running and i've got this 10k coming up...
Do I go the doctors? Dp I rest for a bit and start from scratch on the treadmill?
God, sorry for the essay, I'm just down in the dumps. I do stretch after my run and I always walk first to warm up. The pain is bit like a stabbing which is gradually getting worse to the point that I have to stop, it goes immediately and I can walk fine.