Thursday, April 25, 2013

Let's Get Caught Up, Shall We?

I haven't quite known what to say since Boston happened, which is one reason for my absence the last week and a half. It was on my mind CONSTANTLY last week, until they finally caught up with the last brother Friday night. Once he was caught, I felt like I could finally get on with my life. I can't imagine what it was like to be hurt by the blast or to be a family member of someone that was hurt or killed. Yet, it's been pretty amazing to read of all of the good that has come out of the tragedy and to see people pulling together to recover and support each other.

Besides Boston, the other reason for the absence is due to my lack of running.

My body just hates me right now.

1) I tore my hamstring last week after a track practice workout. We did eighteen 200s, and on the 17th one I landed funky on my first step. At the time I didn't think there was anything wrong with my leg. It wasn't until I got home that night that I started to feel mini tears. I took Friday and Saturday off, ran a little on Sunday, and felt it most of the time. I ran tonight for 5 minutes but felt it again.

2) My foot problem, which had been doing OK, also came back last week, the day before I hurt my hamstring. I don't know what is going on with it. The foot feels OK in flats or when I'm barefooted, but actually hurts when I put my sneakers on. It doesn't hurt a lot, but enough to know that something is wrong, and especially while I'm running.

I may go back to my old sneakers, the ones that trained on all fall/winter (and that may have caused my hamstring problem), but may take out my orthotics. I'm also thinking that it's time for new orthotics. I haven't gotten new ones since 2006. Probably another reason why I am having these injuries.....

Ice is now my best friend, but I hate it. I just want to run.

Especially because this weekend is the Nike Women's Half Marathon.

I was looking forward to this race for months, but lost motivation for it over the last two weeks. My goal is to finish it. Nothing more.

Should I actually be running it? No. But I want that darn Tiffany's necklace that will be at the finish!! So I am determined to do whatever it takes to get there!

If anyone has suggestions for an injured hamstring or an injured foot, let me know! In the meantime, I'm going to keep on icing and research where I can get orthotics in DC!


  1. Ice and maybe go to a PT? No fun! Sorry for your injuries, that race looks awesome though. I ran boston with a messed up hammy so you can do it! It may not be pretty though ;)

  2. I took time off from blogging for the exact same reason. :/ Glad that you are back now.
    Ouch about your hammy! Will you be able to run this weekend?

  3. Well sadly enough I can say I have been there with foot and hamstring. Last year I had broken foot. Best thing I can tell you is get a resistance band and stretch it out constantly on your foot, up and down side to side and doing circles that made a huge difference for my recovery.

    I am nursing a sore hamstring right now. I got a massage the other night which helped lessen the knot that was there. The best thing I can say is stretch and foam roll constantly. I have been doing it a few times a day.

    Good luck at the half this weekend, I know a ton of people doing it and I know you will have a blast. It sounds like an amazing event!