Dear Running Friends,
I'm hoping this is short lived.
My apologies for not blogging about something more fun, but I can't think about much else in this moment.
Remember how I said I crashed my bike and some guy landed on top of me?
Well my side has been hurting on and off since. I figured I could run through it, but the time trial I tried to do on Friday completely spazzed (is that even a word) out the muscle that felt almost healed previously.
I figured..."no problem, I'll just run easy over the weekend and get back to it Tuesday".
Nice try, Margot.
I tried to run 4x2400m at 6:58, 1.5% incline today. .85 miles into my fourth repeat, it happened again, only way worse. A crazy muscle spasm. And I had trouble walking back to my apartment.
And here I am, typing with a bag of frozen peas on my side. Yup, I'm using them as an ice pack, and yes, I AM going to eat them later :).
Ridiculous. A non-running related, running injury that isn't even in my legs.
I know I should have just taken a few days off earlier, but I figured that I was in my peak "training" for this half and could run through it, and recover during the taper.
Crazy thinking? Sure. But as someone who almost never gets injured, I'm still using the injury thinking of someone who hasn't yet learned the hard way.
So...even now, I'm hoping 3-4 days off will be enough.
So...a couple questions.
1) How do you maintain intense workouts if you can't run. Is it even possible?
2) How do you heal a weird freaking injury that isn't even if your leg?
3) I am pretty bummed/sad about this now. Any words of encouragement??
Your spastastic but sad friend,