Well it finally happened, my bad knee got really bad. Not really sure what is wrong with it but I have had a problem since June and have tried to run through it, rest it, add extra support to it and medicate it all to avail. Last week the wheels came off. I ran on Tuesday and actually felt pretty good but afterwards I got the point where I couldn't walk up stairs. I had no strength in my left knee and was in a lot of pain. Clearly maintaining the status quo wasn't going to work anymore. My body was telling there was a problem but I wasn't listening. I got away with it for awhile but eventually the messages my body was giving me became to much to ignore (at least to painful to ignore). I needed to change my plans and take proactive steps to address my knee issues if I wanted to keep running.
Planning to go to the Doctor and figure out what is next. Fingers crossed.