Follow my journey from being overweight and addicted to ice cream, to running marathon's!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Icing, resting & relaxing

Happy Monday!

  Saturday was week 2 of not being able to do my long run. It's hard to get used to sleeping in on a Saturday!
 My leg (fibula) has still been hurting and I'm limping around and not able to put pressure on it.
 I did make an appointment with an orthopedic Dr., but it's almost 2 weeks away. Hopefully by then I'll be all better, and won't even need to go.

 So I did a lot of this, this weekend.
And this.
Napping with Charlie boy
Last night I just HAD to get out of the house and move- do something! So I went to the park and walked 3 miles. Probably not the smartest thing to do. Thankfully the pain stayed the same, it didn't increase.
I can't tell you how hard it was to not run. Everything in me wanted to! But I didn't.

What did you do this weekend?
If you ran, tell me about it so I can live vicariously through you!


  1. Sorry you are still having pain! Hopefully the rest starts to help or the Doc has a good idea of what is going on.

  2. I hope a doctor and the rest will help out.

  3. Yikes! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  4. Katie,
    You can get through this. All endurance athletes have set backs, even the pros. It's time to reflect/rest/ and cross train. Don't let this get you down. You will regret pushing it too far and not finding other ways to train. You WILL run again - your body just needs a break. Now stay off that thing for a bit and find a bike or a pool. :) :) The first time I had a stress fracture in college I was devastated. 6 weeks of riding the clunky old exercise bike in the trainer's room sucked. I was so worried I would get out of shape that I biked as hard as I could every day while the team practiced. Whatever they were doing on the road, I simulated on the bike. I pushed myself harder than I ever had to try to not lose my fitness level. When I was finally able to run again it turned out I was in the best shape of my life and I set a PR during a workout. It sparked my training to a new level and the next year I was running varsity. What ever you do, don't less this get you down. You've worked too hard.
    :) Nicki (an older, experienced, always injured and now much slower runner)
    p.s. Make sure you are wearing good shoes every day - watch out for those flip flops/sandals/heels. No good for runners' feet/ankles/lower legs.

    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement Nicki. I think that's awesome that you pushed yourself even harder and came back better! That really encourages me. Great advice on the shoes too- although I love all of those!

  5. I keep doing that same thing... walking & then I think, my knee is doing OK.. & I'll trot off & then less then 5 minutes, BAM - pain. it sucks.

    1. That's what is so aggravating, thinking you're all better, and you're not! It does suck!!

  6. oh you poor thing. i hope it magically gets better soon!

  7. Ugh, injuries are the worst! It's so hard to be patient and let it heal. Hope you can come up with lots of things to distract you... and I know you'll come out of it and be running again (and stronger) before you know it!


Thank you for your comments! I reply to each one via email. Please make sure you are not a 'no reply' blogger!

Blogger Template Created by pipdig