I decided to take a break from running for the entire week, to give my aching knees a rest (and a lot of stretching). I’m glad I did — both legs are feeling much better, though not completely healed yet.

As it happened, I had an annual checkup scheduled this week, so I asked my doctor’s opinion. She thought it was either the MCL or the meniscus, and the best thing to do was exactly what I was doing — rest and take ibuprofin.

The setback is a little disappointing, but I’m looking forward to starting again early Monday morning.