Mar 23, 2014

Trying to Stay Positive

I have been avoiding blogging lately because I don't want to come here and be super negative because who wants to hear all of that! I am finally coming to terms with what all of this may mean for me so I guess I should talk about it. Life is not always perfect so here it goes..

This past week was probably one of the toughest weeks that I have had in a long time. Why? Because I did not run a single mile! After trying out a new pair of neutral shoes, I developed a bad pain in my hip that kind of radiated to my IT Band. The hip pain has gotten a lot better but the IT Band pain is still there and it has this weird burning sensation. I don't think that I have ever felt that before. I have to say that it was the shoes because I did not have this pain until after I ran in them. It is amazing how shoes can make such a difference in your running!

On a positive note, I think I may have found my Wave Inspire 9's that I have been desperately searching for. Since they are no longer made, I figured that if a website didn't have my size then they were no longer a future prospect for me. It turns out that www.holabirdsports.com was showing my size on their website on Friday night when they had not in the past. The website allowed me to buy two pair so I did. I just need an email confirming my order so I know that this is actually going to happen. The last two stores that claimed to have my shoes did not. After placing my order, they sent me emails stating that their inventory was incorrect and they refunded my money. Amazon seems to get more sizes in on a regular basis but they never seem to have my size. I think they had it once and when I went to buy it, it was no longer available. 
I did hop on the elliptical for 45 minutes on Friday and that was doable. I had no pain but it was painful to be on that treadmill staring all of the runners on the treadmills in front of me. I think they need to put one elliptical for me somewhere in the corner facing the wall for the time being lol!
I have been icing, foam rolling and most of all crying NOT running. Not being able to run is the hardest especially now that the weather has decided to cool down. We have had perfect running weather for the past week and that kills me even more. 
I am really worried about my two races that are coming up in the next couple of weeks. I Ragnar So Cal in a couple of weeks and I don't want to let my team down. I won't run through this pain so hopefully something changes before then. I only have 12 miles to run so that is the positive thing but I need to be able to run. I won't do anything stupid! I also have my goal BQ race on May 25th. I am thinking that is probably not going to happen now since I have lost two weeks of very critical training and the race is just 8 weeks away. I am hoping to be there but will definitely have to adjust my goals and possibly find another marathon to target at a later time. I am hoping to be able to run next week but if not, I will have to sit down and figure all of this out. THIS SUCKS! Sorry, I had to say that...

In the meantime, I am trying to stay as positive as I possibly can and hopefully my family won't move out of the house to avoid me and my mood swings!

How do you stay positive when you are injured?

10 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm so sorry that you are dealing with an injury at such a critical time in your training! I hope that you can continue to do elliptical and other things to maintain some of your cardio conditioning without aggravating the problem. You are smart to not try and run through it (that rarely works out well!).
    Hopefully this week will see you able to run again!!

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    1. Thank you Kim! My hip is feeling much better but the true test is whether or not I can run on it.

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  2. First off, so sorry you are injured...I too am just coming off injury (happened last fall) and it's just plain HARD. We see all of our friends running, and we are stuck at home, and yeah, its even HARDER. But know injury is usually temporary, and I tried to pour myself in to other loves in my life like cooking and family. xoxoxo

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    1. Thank You Michelle! Not being able to run is pretty tough for me but I am trying to stay positive and realize that life could be much worse. I am hoping that I can run soon!

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  3. Oh, that all sucks! I'm sorry you're going through this. It can't last forever, though. I hope it turns around for you soon!

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    1. Thank You Jennifer. I sure hope this passes quickly before I go nuts. The elliptical is not my favorite but I have to do what I have to do to get through this.

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  4. It does suck. But taking time to recover from an injury is much better in the long run!

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    1. Totally agree with you which is why I have not ran at all for two weeks! I know that it is not worth it and things will only get worse if I do anything dumb. I will survive!

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  5. Aww, hon-- I'm so sorry you are still in pain. Hopefully the Wave Inspire will help with someone of those pains.

    Maria @ The Good Life

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    1. The pain is much better than it was a couple of weeks ago so I am grateful for that. I can't wait to get my new shoes!

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