Yesterday I was out running and landed on an acorn wrong. I'm not talking about the little acorns that I grew up with. These acorns are easily an inch in diameter and when you step on one it just rolls and rolls. My ankle turned so the outside of my ankle touched pavement and I felt something in my knee.
I have turned my ankle many times in my life so my first thought was not on my ankle, rather on my marathon that is in less than a month. I still took it easy, iced, rested, elevated, and iced some more.
Today my ankle is fine, just as expected. Unfortunately, my knee is tight. There is nothing torn or pulled or anything bad (according to my self-assessment), but it certainly does not feel like it did yesterday before I turned my ankle. I guess I should have iced my knee. More rest, ice, and elevation are on tap for today. And possibly tomorrow. Maybe Friday as well. Saturday will come and I'll have to decide what to do about my planned 21 miler. I can only hope all the evil acorns disappear from the area and my knee feels better soon!