Injured Runner Life {Lately}

I’m not going to sugar coat this, being injured sucks. I’ve been trying really hard not to focus on what I’m missing out on but sometimes that can be hard.

Having said that, pre injury I hadn’t signed up for any races (minus pacing Bluenose 10k). With lots of races starting here this weekend, I’ve got some serious FOMO. Even seeing someone run while I’m driving makes me sad I’m not running.

Now having said all that, I’m doing really well with this recovery. I’m progressing way faster then I expected and seeing really good results because I’m working hard at what my physiotherapists has given me to do.

I’m getting tired of the doing the same exercises three times a day but they are making me stronger. Basically, I heat up my calf muscle, do band exercises, then various double calf raises followed by 20 minutes on my bike (once a day) which is on a trainer in my basement. After that I do my balance exercises to strengthen my ankle (to support my calf muscle).

I was told I had a Grade 2 Sprain in my calf muscle which was extremely painful for about 2 weeks. It’s been 3 and a half weeks since I got injured and I’m now able to drive. Not driving sucked more then not running.

I can now walk up and down stairs without pain, something I wasn’t sure would happen for a few more weeks. So that’s really great too. I’m thankful that I can get on my bike but eager to start running again. Running will have to wait until my PT gives me the a-okay.

So, that’s where I am at. It’s also Mother’s Day today and I’ve been spoiled with home made cards and gifts, swim lessons (not me) and a big breakfast. I’m looking forward to some time with my family today and maybe a little run…..just kidding, but a ride on my bike later today.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Tell me how your running is going!

Anyone else having FOMO?

Happy Mother’s Day Mother Runners!

HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY! 

I love being a Mom! Don’t get me wrong, there are days when it’s HARD…so HARD but I love being a mom. Lately, I’m finding that I’m holding on a little longer, sitting a little longer, watching a little longer as my girls are growing out of the toddler stage and into little girls.

I call myself a “mother runner” with pride. It was not an easy road going from being super active to pregnant, delivering two babies and trying to get back into shape. I worked hard at it and I’m not perfect to this day but I’m happy and healthy and that’s what matters.

Signs You Are A “Mother Runner”:

It’s never a dull moment – sometimes you plan a run and it doesn’t happen as your kids have other plans for you. Your kids know you are a mother runner but their views on “your running” can sometimes be hilarious!

Your kids understand that when Mommy says she is going for a long run, she’s going to be a while. 

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Sometimes they want to run with you. 

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Sometimes they want to stretch with you post long run (2014).

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Yoga/Stretching post long run 🙂

Most times, they don’t want to hug you post run!!! Ewww, sweaty mommy! 

They cheer you on at your runs or make signs for you when you get home! (2014)

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Love My Girls 🙂

You make friends with other Mother Runners! (2015)

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Last but not least….I’ve been called a “KAMR” by my husband one day, to which I looked at him and said “WHAT?”. Your a “Kick Ass Mother Runner”! At first I thought it was funny but then took a moment to really think about that. It actually made me tear up because I would have NEVER called myself that.

What I’m most proud of as a Mother Runner? That my girls want to run just like me!

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom! xo

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Wishing all the mom’s out there a great day; whether that is with your family or a day to yourself. Enjoy!

What are some funny mother runners stories you’ve had or heard?

What are you doing today? 

Have you had any mother runner moments?

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day first to my Mom, Elaine and my mother-in-law, Lynne.

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I’m so thankful to be a Mom to two beautiful young girls….lucky me :

Lilly, me and Hilary

Lilly, me and Hilary

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there. 

How are you spending Mother’s Day?

Piper 🙂