Hello and Happy day to you!
I very seriously need this shirt.
Like very, very seriously.
It totally encapsulates how I have been feeling the last few days.
As many of you know, I tweaked my hamstring during the 5K at Rock n Roll San Diego, a week and a half ago.
So, I spent all of last week foam rolling, stretching, and trying to rest my hamstring.
Although my coach gave me permission to run on Friday, I was UBER paranoid about returning before my leg was fully healed.
I learned that lesson last June when I bruised my shin bone.
That was a nightmare and I was a dummy.
A “test” run ended up prolonging the healing process for almost two weeks.
I decided then that I was NOT going to make that mistake again.
No I was not.
Anyway, I awoke on Sunday morning to some crisp, cool Central Coast weather.
It was as if the earth was beckoning me to go frolic.
My hamstring was feeling better, so I quickly obliged.
Although I was very nervous, I decided to try to run 3 miles on a flat-ish course in my neighborhood.
And I am happy to report that I was successful!
My hamstring still felt a teeny bit tight, but overall it felt 10 billion times better than it did in San Diego.
I quickly emailed my coach to share the good news!
This weeks plan calls for lots of easy running.
And I am okay with that.
I am going take it one week at a time…
and not stress out about the races I have in July.
It is what it is.
I am very thankful to be back running and that I was able to heal quickly.
And that is all that matters.
Thank you, by the way, to everyone who sent me well wishes.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your love and support.
4 thoughts on “It’s Fine. I Ran Today.”
Welcome back! Run safe!
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Thank you! I will!👍🏻
I’m so glad to hear you’re back to running, and kudos for being so strong and following medical advice! I had to learn that lesson a year ago, where I had a shin injury and couldn’t stop myself from running even though I was told to wait. So then I had to not run at all for 2 weeks right before a race. Hard lesson to learn. Thanks for the blog!
Absolutely! Thanks for reading! Sometimes we are our own worst enemy- especially when it comes to running injuries. I’m glad to hear that you learned, as I did, that you have to listen to others and rest!