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!