I had a whole woe is me post written out and ready to post the other day, but something made me stop. Maybe I didn’t want to sound like a whining 5 year old in a public forum…
Yes, I am back in the boot.
To say I’m frustrated is an understatement and I definitely had a pity party for myself earlier this week but I’m feeling ok now.
This was completely my fault, and I know that. After two difficult runs back-to-back, I should have been much more diligent about my icing/stretching and…plain and simple, I wasn’t. And, let’s be honest…that 9% grade wasn’t the best idea either.
My original post basically had me convinced that I wouldn’t be able to run this half, and that my spring race was already in jeopardy. Just a little dramatic, no?
Fast forward a few days, and I’ve been icing and booting (not sure if it’s a word, but if it wasn’t before it is now) and stretching and resting. I skipped my scheduled run on Tuesday and moved my Thursday evening run to this morning for 2 sloooow miles on the treadmill to test things out.
Luckily, the pain/tightness is almost completely gone and there was no discomfort running this morning. The big test will be tomorrow night – I’m going to shoot for 3 easy ones after work. I’m also going to take my long run easy – no huge hills like last week and no looking at my watch. THEN, when I get home? ICE, ICE BABY. If have to, I’ll take all of next week off and even though I hate skipping runs, I have to remember that I would rather miss out on a week’s worth of running now rather than 3 or 4 months down the road. I’m also incredibly frustrated because I was coming off a strong week and was hoping to keep up with that momentum and had to take a step back. Womp Womp.
This was a wake up call that I need to take seriously and make the time to recover properly. I am hoping that I can get ahead of this before it becomes a full blown case of tendonitis.