Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Running again...or so I thought

Well, I thought I was back to running.

After resting my leg (fibula) for 9 days, I ran 3 miles on Monday. It was so wonderful. Especially with the cooler weather we've been having, I could've ran for hours.
Afterwards I felt great. No pain at all.
 So last night I went out for 4 miles. And the pain came back. I'm pretty sure I couldn't have ran anymore. It was hurting so bad, it even woke me up in the night. Unfortunately I am back to limping and wearing that pretty little boot.


 I am freaking out a little bit, I'm halfway through marathon training for the Air Force marathon, and have 8 weeks left! I have to do this. I'll see how tonight's run goes, and if I'm still in pain, I guess I'll make an appointment to see a sports doctor.

In good news, I went for my interview this week. To say I was terrified is an understatement!
 I hadn't been on a job interview in 13 years, and was pretty clueless. After watching a bunch of you tube videos and doing lots of research, I walked into the interview confident and knowing what to expect.
 And it went excellent!! My interviewer had done a couple interviews before me, and had one more to do, but said he already knew I was the one he wanted for the job. I'll know for sure by the end of the week.
Relaxing and trying to breath again after the interview!
Tonight I've planned to run 5 miles. I'm going to do my best. I want to just ignore the pain and push through it, but I know that wouldn't be smart. So I'll try to be careful!
katie

19 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about that nagging injury. I hate that feeling — thinking you're in the clear and then bam, there it is again. Maybe some icing and rest will knock it out for good? Also, early congrats on the interview thing!

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    1. Exactly! I thought I was good to go. Guess I'll be resting for another week. Thanks girl!

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  2. I totally get it... I keep pushing myself when I know I shouldn't. We're a rare breed :)
    Fingers crossed for your interview! & a quick healing!

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  3. There is nothing more stressful than lacing up and having to wonder whether an injury is going to flare up or not. You never know which days are going to be fine and which days are going to hurt. Hope you get it straightened out so you can continue your training! At least you have awesome news on the interview front!

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    1. I know what you mean! I want to go back to the days when I could run for hours with no pain at all. Hopefully someday soon. Thanks Tracy!

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  4. That is great about your interview!!!
    Sorry about your leg! You know since you have a race coming up, even if you don't have pain when you run on it next, why not make an appointment with the Dr for a few days out, you can always cancel it. (Hopefully that will be the case.) But if the pain comes back, at least you have the appt scheduled.
    Sending positive fast healing vibes your way!!!!

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    1. I was also going to say, try switching to a different pair of shoes for a few days too. That might do the trick!

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    2. Thanks Kristy, that's a really good idea, I'll do that. Actually for my 4 miles, I wore a pair of Skeechers go run, instead of my normal minimal Mizuno's. That actually made it worse! But I did want to try, just to see if it would make a difference.

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  5. Seeing a sports med chiro has really helped me, I would suggest it.

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  6. Sounds like it's time to head to the doctor. Sorry you are still having pain.

    Congrats on the great interview!

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    1. Yep, I agree. I really need to know something. Thanks girl!

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  7. I'd say just take it easy and listen to your body (that's all any of us can do when dealing with an injury, right?) I'd definitely suggest seeing a doctor if the pain keeps coming back. Sorry to hear you're still having pain. :(

    Congrats on a great interview, though! Super exciting!

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    1. Yes, that's exactly right! I think seeing a dr is probably the best thing to do now. Thanks so much!

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  8. So excited for you and the job-keeping my fingers x! Take care with your leg :)

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  9. What kind of job? Best of luck!!! And if the pain is that severe, I would give yourself a break during the week, and save yourself for your long runs. It may help!

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  10. Girl, do NOT push through that pain! REST and see and ortho doc asap!!! Great news on the job, fingers crossed!

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