After a depressing week of feeling hopeless (doc basically told me that my knee would never heal), I thought... f*ck it. So against all logic, I ran the Tegernseelauf half marathon yesterday.
I watched a few youtube videos on how to stabilize my knee with kinesio tape, popped an ibuprofen and headed to the starting line. I was so excited to finally run again that I went out a bit too fast. So no negative split and no PR, but it felt frickin amazing.
The race announcer was apparently amused by my brightly taped knee :) Trying to look composed before a crowd and conversing in German proved to be even more of a challenge than running a half on very minimal training. Haha!
Before yesterday's race, I had never used, let alone run, with kinesio tape. So, I expected to wake up this morning with a painful knee. Guess what?! It feels great! Which means that I don't feel anything at all. Did the stair test... no pain! Damn! This kinesio tape does wonders! Will have to order in bulk in a rainbow of colors. Feeling hopeful...