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”.
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!
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.
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.
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I got shorted on PATIENCE as well. My older sister got it all! Glad that things are coming along for you.
I believe my older sister got that too… 🙂
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.
Prevention is KEY! I only wish I would have stretched better last fall. I 100% know why I have this injury – my own fault!
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.
The poor snowman has already fallen over 😦 I think my husband was the calmest person getting his citizenship too!
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
Exactly! I finally feel like I am getting somewhere positive with my injury.
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.
Oh, I’m learning from this “mistake” 100%. I’m confident that it was from overuse, not stretching after “easy runs” and not cross training. New plan this year!