My First DNS

It’s official…I’ve had my first DID NOT START!

I was supposed to run the ATF 5k (Apple Tree Foundation) this morning with my running buddy and after seeing my Osteopath last week, she recommended no running outside for at least 2 weeks 😦 I think I’m more sad that I can’t do a race/run with my running buddy more than having a DNS. It’s been months since we ran together and I miss her company and motivation. The DNS, meh…it’s not what a runner wants but at least my registration goes towards a good fundraising event.

I did however manage a nice 5k run on the treadmill yesterday afternoon. My leg felt great during my run and afterwards was leg was great…or so I thought. We went out to pick up a few groceries and when we got home it was starting to get sore. So, I grabbed some ice and sat down for a little bit. I believe I left the ice on for 30 minutes (a little long) and then just used my ace-bandage to compress the muscles.

We bathed the girls and I was starting to feel like my leg was feeling a little better. I ice it again before going to bed and stayed off it for the night.

Last week’s workouts:

Monday: Nothing, still in pain.

Tuesday {Osteopath} / Wednesday / Thursday: Nothing – 100% rest days.

Friday: A few PT exercises. I was going to run but just wasn’t feeling 100% so it was a night with the fam-jam.

Saturday: 5k treadmill run, stretched and foam rolled {later that night}.  I wore my “Keep Calm & Run On” shirt as I thought I needed a little motivation since I knew Sunday morning’s 5k race wasn’t going to happen.

Pre run treadmill selfie

Pre run treadmill selfie

Sunday {today}: My first DNS 😦 No running today as I want to rest my leg but I’ll my PT exercises later today.

Have you ever had a DNS?

If you have a running buddy/group – do you dislike missing running with them when it happens?

How was your weekend?

30 thoughts on “My First DNS

  1. Awwww, hugs. I DNS’d a half last summer because of a hip injury and I am still bummed about it. I also DNS’d a 5 miler in March due to terrible weather, and I don’t regret that one bit. I hope your DNS ends up falling in the latter category for you.

  2. So sorry that you had a DNS. It’s smart that you’re taking it easy and working to prevent further injury, though! You’ll come back even stronger. I have a DNS from when I was pregnant and just couldn’t get my butt out of bed 🙂 P.S. I have a “Keep Calm and Run On” shirt, too! Love it.

    • Fingers crossed I’ll come back stronger! Funny, with all these PT exercises I’m doing my legs feel solid despite the hamstring pain. A DNS while pregnant…umm, that’s completely acceptable! Love the KC&RO shirts 🙂

    • For sure! I’m okay with missing this race but am missing running with my buddy. I’m really hoping I won’t have a DNS at my May 10k…..but it could very well happen. It’s a much bigger event so I’ll be disappointed if I can partake.

  3. Bummer! I had a DNS last February thanks to an injury in January. Good thing I didn’t buy a plane ticket as he race was in Vancouver. Oh well, it happens. There’s a group of us that run together on weekends (you may see then odd group photo on Instagram). It’s a lot of fun and a lot of talking.

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