Maybe you’ve noticed that I haven’t been talking a lot about my own running adventures lately. Which may seem odd since the Houston Marathon is less than three weeks away (!!!). 

Well, I’m finally admitting it.

I’m injured.

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My last test was on Christmas Eve. I ran 7ish miles and it was no bueno. Basically my hamstring has been bothering me since this summer? and I was really smart and ignored it. So now it has turned into runner’s knee. AKA pain on the kneecap due to tightened hamstrings/quad muscles.

So, I took off until yesterday, when I decided to go for about 3.5 miles. I thought things were good, I spent a lot of time with my BFF over the holidays:

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And things are not good. It definitely isn’t as painful as it was, but definitely not ready to run that 17 miler I had pushed back til today. I am hoping that I can at least get better enough to run 20 miles this Saturday, as my last long run before the Houston Marathon. 

Until then, I will be spending a lot of time doing this. 

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And some QT with this. 

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(This is the Enso Foam Roller from EvoFit and it is amazing. I was on my normal everyday foam roller, rolling out my IT Band and didn’t feel a thing. I was wincing in pain with this… which is a good thing, really. It retails for almost $100 but it is well worth every dime.)

 

I have never dealt with an injury this close to a marathon and it is slightly freaking me out. Living with a physical therapist definitely helps (yay for getting ideas for exercises/stretches) but I have realized my stubbornness in the fact that I just don’t want to quit running. But I will take a “holiday vacation” for a few more days and tell myself it’s a good thing… and that I’m just getting a head start on my 2014 goals, right!?

 

When’s the last time you dealt with an injury? How long did it take to get over it? 

Have you ever gone into a race with an injury? Any tips for survival?

RANDOM: What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?

 

 



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