I went to a chiropractor on Friday to make sure it wasn't anything he couldn't realign and magically fix..wishful thinking. He pretty much confirmed muscle strain and while he wouldn't tell me I couldn't run, as did an orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday, but if I did run I wouldn't get better faster./
So I cried a little, felt sorry for myself A LOT and decided it would be better to sit out a race I have been so excited for since I did it last year and hopefully be up and running again sooner than later. Right now it is a grade 1 strain and with any luck I can be healed in 10 or so days.
I of course did not do myself any favors with my long trail run last weekend and a 3.5 mile run Thursday, but other than that I have done NO RUNNING. NONE. I feel a little crazy and seriously lacking in appetite (at least compared to my normal voracious eat everything in site appetite)
My plan is to continue resting this coming week until I feel no discomfort at all. All the while doing some stretches, compressing, massaging and going back for another ultrasound treatment on Monday. My chiropractor said it would help me heal faster.
I will have to ease back into running and that might be the hardest part. I know I will want to just pick up where I left off. Ugh
SO instead of doing both the 5 and the 2 mile this morning, I just did the 2 mile with my daughter.
I looked at the results this afternoon and I know I would have won my age group and placed high overall, bummer but no sense in worrying about what could have been.
My time for the two mile 33:58! My daughter did really great for the first mile and ran a lot of it and then decided she was over it and when were we going to be done!! She even got her own Beef shirt to wear.
Overall I am glad I didn't run the 5 today, I think it would have made things worse. It still seems like little consolation right now as wonder what might have been. Heal leg, HEAL
I just hope I use this as a lesson in taking time to recover. As much as I want to believe I can do anything, my body apparently has limits. Seriously doesn't fit in with my wonder woman self image.
What's Beautiful update... 17 lovely people have joined my team. Thanks all. I am throwing it down to you all to to the pushup challenge and see how many you can do without stopping, or try the burpee one and see how many burpees you can do in a minute. See my throwdown challenge HERE on my profile page. I might have ranted a little there.
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