August 18, 2004
too early to tell
I haven't written the past couple of days because I just didn't have anything good to say; everything would've been a whine. Today things are looking a little brighter.
I think...I'm not 100% sure but I really do kind of think, maybe...that my leg is finally getting better. Sunday I ran 15. Monday I ran a glacial 4 and then went for a massage in the evening. Yesterday I ran 7+ (slow) in the morning, then hit the gym in the afternoon only to learn that the treadmill there makes things worse. This morning I ran 9.5 and - for the first time in a while - my legs really wanted to "go." I wasn't breaking any speed records, but the cool thing it that I felt like pushing a little.
I'm not declaring a cure yet because the injury gods would hear and punish me. I continue to wait and see.
About treadmills: I just can't do well on those things unless I'm feeling 100% well and strong. Otherwise, I'm toast. I'm really clumsy for one thing, and the staff at the gym go around chirping "HI! HoW'S yOUr WorKOUt gOinG TODAYYYYY?" which startles me every time, and I'm always afraid I'll fall. I just can't relax, and that throws off my form, and any weakness I happen to have at the moment gets the worst of it.
Posted by joe positive at August 18, 2004 6:38 AM
I know what you mean about feeling better but maybe not "cured" yet. The best thing I can say is to take it easy, stop if you hurt, and don't make yourself run just to get the miles in. I think that almost injuries are the bodies way of letting you know that it's time to take it easy for a while.
Best of luck!
Posted by: Blondie at August 18, 2004 12:45 PM