Yesterday morning towards the end of my ride, I noticed that my left knee was a bit sore. No big deal, I thought. I've been off the bike for a week while on our annual inactivity vacation and it's cold out. The rest of the day, I noticed some soreness, but no big deal I thought. That night, while riding home, I noticed that my left knee was still sore. Well, I'll just take it easy. About mile 3ish or so, it became excruciatingly painful. So much so that I had to ask my very pregnant wife to ask our neighbor to watch the kids and pick me up with the beater truck.
Basically the pain is in the back of my knee from about three inches below to three inches above and hurts when I flex the joint. I was able to go see the doctor today and he thinks that it's either a stretched tendon or a slightly torn meniscus. If it doesn't go away by Mondayish, then sounds like I'm going in for a MRI. The doc says that I should be able to get by with just PT and no surgery if it is the meniscus.
So for at least this week I'm off the bike and using ice twice a day with ibuprofen.
The funny thing is that I can't think of what it is that I did to injure myself. Maybe I'm just starting to get old.