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!
katie

14 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. Yikes! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  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.

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    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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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