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?