After my great running injury of 2010, I have decided to be WAY more careful and NOT get injured again. I had some IT band strain which was just a minor overuse injury and ended up ruining my legs for several months. After lots of icing and painful therapy (thank you Matt) I was able to run Bloomsday in May 2010 and ultimately get back to my half marathon running self by the Fall.
CURRENTLY...I have a little injury. I have what I believe is a high hamstring strain in the left side, and I have been limping around for the last several days. It actually all started two weeks ago today, when I went on a lazy six mile run. Sometimes I will get random hamstring or knee or shin or foot pain on a particular run, but this time the pain has stuck around! Fortunately I can still cycle without any problem. In fact, my leg has felt better after both of my mountain bike rides in the past couple weeks. I thought that was strange.
I did a glorious ten mile run on Sunday with my trainer...here is a photo I took of the beach in Lynnwood...
The run was amazing. SUPER hilly and hard, which I like. I haven't been able to walk since, but it was worth it! I want to run this same route again when I am more healthy and less embarrassing. (I had to walk for a bit at mile 9.25)
To sum this all up, I am not running right now. I'm taking a little break. I am doing lots of cycling. The fact that we only have one car now is helping, because I have no choice but to ride my bike to work. I am hoping a week off running will heal my legs and I will be back at it in no time! I have a race coming up in July...I better start training!
So here I am tonight...actually skipping spin class and letting my legs rest. Its mostly just hard to get up when I have a kitty in my lap...
He keeps me super warm and its so cozy having him sleep here as I type away. :)