Today is exactly 6 weeks after the injury. How’s my knee? It is still tight although slightly better and still painful when doing bending and straightening.
I have visited the physiotherapist twice and did the strengthening exercises prescribed. However, the recovery process is quite slow I would say. I thought I’d recover after 6 weeks and can return to running but sadly, not yet. I may need a longer time to recover from the trauma. The physiotherapist told me I may need 12 weeks, and I was quite shocked. I told him my goal is to run a marathon in December, and he said can be done, still have time and I felt relieved. But not sure if he is aware that a marathon needs at least 4 to 5 months to train. What if my knee is still not 100% after July/August? My fitness has gone downhill at an alarming rate. Even if my knee is ok, I can only aim to complete the marathon and no longer able to aim for any specific timing. Earlier this year, I was actually planning to aim for a certain timing but now it is not possible anymore.
How and why did this injury occur? I can only say one word: “suay”. Sometimes we are just “suay” when suddenly an accident happens. In life, accidents will happen no matter how careful you are. We have to embrace it and move on.