Sunday, May 12, 2013

On going bonkers...

It's been an interesting few weeks over here. Basically, I was mentally ready to return to running and the weather was cooperating. But my body betrayed me. On April 1, like an evil April Fool's joke, something happened to something behind my knee. Yeah, it really is that vague and weird.

I rested 7 days, ran, and pulled up lame again. I rested 10 days and ran pain free for 3 miles. Healed, right?

So I rested 2 days, ran, and pulled up lame....again. Ugh. Fine, leg, I hear you. This time I'll rest longer: 12 days between runs. Not enough.

3 miles, 2 races scratches, and 1 excrutiatingly painful leg later, I conceded. I need to go to the doctor, but not before I rest even longer, say 3 weeks, and see what happens. 

I'm stubborn like that.

I haven't run since April 27.

In the meantime, I dusted off the ol' climbing shoes and harness and headed to the climbing gym for the first time in an embarrassingly long time. Twice in a 7-day period, in fact.

These things look practically new...
I've taught a ton of yoga classes over at Yoga District (but I haven't yet sampled anything in the tea lodge).

I even practiced Ashtanga yoga for the first time in over a year (and my hamstrings are feeling it!), and headed to Micheline Berry's workshop at Flow this weekend.

What I didn't do: I didn't run this 5K yesterday, even though I optimistically picked up my race packet on Friday.

I'm kind of going a little bonkers over here...

5 comments:

  1. Sorry you aren't able to run right now! It's great that you are doing other things to keep yourself busy and active. Hope you can run soon!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. Me, too! It's particularly frustrating because the weather this spring has been a DC-area runner's dream!

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  2. 余小姐,我怕妳現在陷落了悶悶不樂的樣子。請想個辦法用別的方法鍛練身體,別讓悲事的逆流使還好的肌肉等弱化。祝妳較快地回復身體健康。

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  3. Oh no. Boo in the injury front. I can relate. I am actually currently dealing with a broken ankle. UGHH. No fun.

    Super excited you got to go climbing. That is one of my all-time favorite activities. I was actually scheduled to go out climbing this weekend, but I don't think my stupid walking boot makes for a very effective climbing shoe, and wedging my ankle in to awkward climbing positions is probably not in my best interest either.

    Hope you are back to 100% soon!

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    1. Thanks, Tanya!

      Oof. So sorry about your ankle! It was long enough between climbs for me that I couldn't figure out which way was forward in my harness. That was sort of embarassing!

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