I am sponsored through Fitfluential by Under Armour for this post. I have been participating in the What's Beautiful contest and having a lot of fun completing some of the challenges. What is not fun and beautiful is that I set my goal as a 10k PR for a 10k that I have now decided is not going to happen for me. I will get there someday, just not as soon as I had hoped, so I had to edit my goal a little.
What's Beautiful is a competition to redefine the female athlete, a little bit I feel like I am trying to redefine me right now as a person who is injured. I can't be a runner right now. Don't worry this is only temporary. (That is what I have to keep reminding myself)
This is going to have to be my motto right now.
I hopped on the elliptical Sunday. Everything felt good. I did some workout moves..including a couple that worked my quads. It felt so good. I forgot I had taken an Advil earlier that day for a stiff neck..I think that was helping cover up an discomfort, because Monday the uncomfortable burning was back in my right quad and when I tried to jog, it did not feel like it should have. I called it a day after less that a quarter of a mile.
Such a bummer of a set back. Over all I think it is getting better, but it is happening in such microscopically slow increments I am getting discouraged. I am going on four weeks of barely any running/cardio sweat inducing exercise. NOT MY STYLE!
Luckily I can still do some other things like yoga, pilates, and stretching. Okay and things like core work, and upper body. Anything but intense quad exercises. I am trying not to sound like
It is motivating to look at how other people are doing with the challenges see all the encouragement given to people.
Tell me the longest you have ever had to take a running break and what kept you motivated. Cheer me up!