OK.. OK.. I broke down and took some very good advice from a couple of my running friends! I took a week off from running. Last week I started to experience significant pain in my knee. I'm very certain I need a new pair of running shoes.. and I will be buying a new pair. I'm also thinking that it is WHERE I'm running. My road is a gravel and so when it is graded they dump down HUGE rocks - which in turn is not very soft and cushy to run on. I am also finding that because I am starting to really cover more kilometers on my runs I CAN NOT continue to run a slop or up one side and then back down the other. I will need to be more diligent when I run and take note of these conditions.
Tonight I will be running, last Wed was my last time out. We will see how I do. I've been icing it and taking ibuprofen. It is not swollen just swore.. all be it swore enough that I was having difficulty walking last week.
I will update you all after my run tonight. Until then.. keep on keepin on! ☺