Moving Forward with my Hamstring Injury

I wanted to title this “A Quicky for Ya” but I’m pretty sure that would 1 – turn heads and 2 – brings some people to my blog looking for something else 😉

It’s been a pretty good week here – only 2 small storms I believe. Oh, sorry, this is not a weather blog…I forgot. They were minor storms – nothing to write about….other then the snow was finally “snow-man worthy”.

Do you want to build a Snow Man?

Do you want to build a Snow Man?

As for my hamstring recovery, its moving in the right direction 🙂 I’ve had some really good runs and some days that just my leg just needs to rest.

Wed 18th: Massage day 🙂 This is becoming key to my recovery!

Thurs 19th: Planned on skiing with Lilly and Sai after our Dentist appointment but my body had other plans. As I put Hilary in the car that morning, I pulled my back on the left side. All I did was pick her up and put her in her car seat and WHAM-O instant pain. SO disappointed we did get on the hill.

Fri 20th – I don’t know what I did but I’m pretty sure it was nothing because my back was still pretty painful. Not even sure I did my PT exercises this day – whoops!

Sat 21st: Ran 5k on the treadmill – it was GREAT!

Sun 22nd: Rest day / PT exercises

Mon 23rd: Ran 5k – Had a really GREAT run with my RUNDER thighs!

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Tues 24th: Rest day/PT exercises

Wed 25th: Had another fantastic 5k run on the treadmill and was finally able to increase my speed during the last kilometer.

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I like to wear lots of colours 🙂

 

Where am I? Well, I’m definitely making progress which is great. I’ve learned a lot during this injury and the biggest thing is that patience is not my strength…oh wait, I knew that a long time ago.

Seriously though, the biggest thing is that recovery is not a race and it takes time to heal. All my goals I have for this year are 100% on the back burner but they are never not in sight.

I am getting there.

Happy Hump Day!

What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned from an injury?

Does patience come easy to you?

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10 thoughts on “Moving Forward with my Hamstring Injury

  1. Biggest thing that I’ve learned from injury is actually 2 fold: a) prevention is the cheapest form of physical therapy b) sometimes there is just nothing that you can do–accidents happen.

  2. Those socks are epic and I love the snowman. I am definitely not a patient person until I’m in a situation where I know there is nothing I can do. I am the calmest person in the doctor’s waiting room or the immigration queue (before I got my citizenship). I have learned that when there is an indeterminate waiting time always bring a book, a sandwich and a bottle of water.

  3. lol “this is not a weather blog” cracked me up.
    I think I’ve gotten more patient with more injuries. The injuries have taught me that as long as I take care of them, I’ll be back out there and running eventually

  4. With you on the lack of patience. Why can’t I run right now!?! Although injuries suck, the bright side is that you learn about your weaknesses – muscle imbalances, not enough stretching etc. – and hopefully it will make you a better runner on the other side.

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