Jan 22, 2012

I Am In Denial!!

I finally gave in and went to see a doctor about the pain in my leg.  The doctor has diagnosed me with a strained muscle.  It can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks for it to heal and then I can slowly get back into things.  I have to admit that I am officially in denial!! I have two races coming up in the next two weeks and I don't think they are going to happen!!  It looks like I might have a couple of DNS's on my record.. 

Listen to Your Body!!
I know that I have to listen to my body and get through this but at the same time not being able to run is killing me!  I rested and did not go for a run for 12 days and things started to feel like they were getting better.  I went for a short run at a very easy pace and what a mistake that was!  The pain returned the next day and now I am hoping for a miracle. I am doing all of the right things to make it better but the mere thought of not being able to run is really depressing for me.  I am going to experiment with some other forms of cardio in the upcoming weeks but I know that it is going to be very challenging for me!

I have lots of decisions to make in the next couple of weeks and I am hoping for the best so that I can return to my normal routine. It's kind of scary to think that I need running in my life to be happy but at least it's a healthy addiction, right? 

Have you ever strained a muscle? How long did it take you to recover? Any advise?


  1. oh no...I am so sorry..did you see a sport Dr or just your primary DR? they did not recommend PT? Ok maybe you should focus on the race that gives you more time to heal..is that SC? and maybe downsize to the half?

    yes it is a healthy addiction! you will be back to normal...!

  2. awww friend I'm sorry :( that's no good. But resting it up will get you back in your running shoes faster, so listen to the doc, much as it sucks!

    i think all us runners are addicted to it - but its better than some of the alternatives!! ;-) wishing you a speedy recovery xoxo

  3. Shins splints and achilles strain - there's no easy way to get through any injury or strain. I wish you fast healing!!!

  4. Ugh, so sorry! There are always more races, but you want to be sure not to make the injury any worse! As hard as it is, I think taking the time off is really important. It'll give you time to plan a really great comeback :)