Hey hey, I had to start the New Year off biking instead of running, but I was so thankful for the mild weather so I could get some riding in because winter is already back.⛄
I’ve been trying to give my legs a little extra TLC and have taken lot days off running in December. I actually only ran 11 days the whole month.
I took a much needed blog/social media pause, so I wouldn’t get distracted and try to jump into running too soon…I have FOMO bad…and I needed to clean some stuff out and boy, am I slow! If I start reading blogs I can talk myself out of cleaning my closet quite easily, so I felt the need to take the temptation away.
I am not sure if I tweaked my stress fracture area again, aggravated some scar tissue that may have built up there, or if I did something to the muscle, but there was a slight pinch in that area and in general my legs have just felt off (off and heavy). I rest a week, have a good run, but the next attempt my legs are back to feeling off, so I have been trying to give them a break. I typically do not struggle like this when the weather is nice and cool so this has been an odd experience for me.
I just want to go through 2017 with healthy legs! Hopefully my little self-imposed break will let whatever I tweaked heal up. The rest is good for my feet, but it is also scary to feel like I am starting over again. I have my first race to run on January 22nd, the Frostbite 15K, so hopefully I can start a regular running routine soon. I have a feeling the Frostbite won’t be much of a “race”.
I’ve also been battling a nice deep pain in right gluteus. I am always intrigued that as I rest one area and it starts to feel better, that other things start to hurt.
Maybe that is what being 50 is like??? hahahaha…😏
That pain in my tush was hurting when I ran so that was also motivation to just take a breather and see if it will settle, because that butt cheek is a hard area to work on…
I guess I aggravated it doing squats, I really have no idea, it just kind of showed up and hurt one day and wouldn’t go away.
Anyway, I mostly feel like I am on the mend now. It just feels like it is taking forever and of course I want it all better yesterday.
I have plans I want to make so I can get rolling on 2017, but I have been hesitant to sign up for anything. I just want to be sure I am healthy and able first. I guess that is what the past few of injury have done to me…I am just a little gun-shy to jump in and start signing up for things until I actually start running happy again.
I hope your year has started off well.💛
Have you come out the gate running or are things getting started a little slower for you?