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The Injured Runner Again

I'm like - really?!? I mean enough is enough. Do you know that for the last.. oh... at least 3 years this time of the year I have been injured with something. First it was the stress fractures from My First Half - Hershey Half Marathon . And I have to say that the 3 stress fractures hurt less than the torn calf that I dealt with at the beginning of this year (Injury Update - MRI results)

And now, well it's the hamstring. I haven't been to the dr (yet). But I don't really see the need at this point because really whatever it is it's going to be rest. I'm better than yesterday. So I'm planning on sticking with the plan of total rest (other than upper body) until next weekend.

I did come across this article How To Maintain Fitness by Jenny Hadfield, and I plan to use this as a guide when I easy back into cardio again. But I do feel that I probably need to have total rest (no bike, leg weights, no anything) for at least a week to give it some time to heal. My 3 mile outdoor run on Monday didn't do me any favors other than it felt great to be back out there :)

But today, as I finished up week 2 of Jamie Eason's Livefit program, Lil Man was watching Curious George and rocking on a rocking horse. I heard him going really really fast. I asked him what he was doing. He said "Exercising!"

I have also learned that he doesn't like for me to walk on the treadmill. He says "No, Momma, you supposed to run" :) 

Fingers crossed that another week off will take care of the hamstring issue. We shall see!

But on a side note, I'm pleased with myself for sticking to the strength training program so far. I just finished 2 weeks into the 12 week program!

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  1. So sorry!
    Dealing with injuries suck.
    I've had Plantar Fasciitis for 5 months and am at my wits end. I have one more race this year (13.1) and can't really train for it. I also teach fitness classes so I don't have the opportunity to rest it. Very frustrating. I'm hoping after this last race, I can deal with it properly so I can begin training for the HIM next April.


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