Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The show goes on all night, till the morning we dream so long

I saw the witch doctor yesterday and this is what he said...

You can run!

What the rest of you are saying after a week of my dramatics:

or

Yesterday was the best my leg felt all week. Just like when you are sick and wake up feeling better the day of the doctor visit, your body likes to make you look like a fool.

Thankfullly(?) the doctor found the knots in my hamstring and calf and ordered a few PT sessions to work it out (they start next week).

Also, while in the waiting room there was a lady waiting and had on an sandals. I glanced for the black toe of honor... Nope. Mutant!

First few runs back are easy runs of 5 or so miles. Then back on the Hanson plan. This would put me on return for Sunday (10 easy) or Monday (8 easy/Pint night). Additional rules, don't stretch your hamstring out after your runs until they give the okay. Something I was doing vigorously last week thinking it would help! I can use the foam roller and the stick though, and stretch my calves.

As soon as I got home from the doctor yesterday, I tweeted about it obviously, and got a cheerful reply right away!
 

I then changed into my running cloths, put the kid in the jogging stroller, and we went out for an easy five miles.
I didn't want to stop to take a better photo, deal with it!
I think injuries should be measured in dog years (my bad math and some random ratios I used in Wolfram Alpha told me 4 human days is about 28 dog days, can someone give me a better result please?) both mentally and physically. I was a basket case over 4 days. Heck, I start freaking out if my run even starts late.



I started my stopwatch and we kick it. Physically, my legs and lungs felt like I took way more than 4 days off. Made me appreciate the ability I developed over the last couple years and reminded myself it will come back by the weekend. (It better)

There is a light confidence issue, but I'll work through that with a couple more runs.

And for making it this far, don't be this runner (stolen from reddit)


Happy Friday Eve!

21 comments:

  1. Pete B lakefronttrail.blogspotAugust 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Congrats on your release from injury jail. You will probably find the "mini taper" you took will have done more good than harm to your training. As someone who doesn't run with headphones on, that is the greatest video I've seen in a long time!

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  2. Heh seems we both got off the injury boat at the same time. You did better than I though as you kept blogging - I shut down from the outside world completely :(

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  3. Yay! Glad you can start running again!

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  4. I'm sure you'll pick right back up where you left off after a few more days - glad you're clear to run again! That's interesting that stretching your hammies after runs might actually be a bad thing. Huh. I hope the PT helps! And when you say "easy" for Monday, does this mean I may almost have a chance to keep up with you? :)

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  5. Great news Declan, now we don't have to hear you piss and moan about not running! Glad you're feeling better and got the Doc's okay...time to put in your headphones, crank the tunes to 11 and hog a single-track trail :)

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  6. Awesome news! You'll be back to normal in now time! Thanks for the heads up about the hammies! And, that video rocks!

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  7. Sharkie Runs Lucky 13'sAugust 15, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Awesome news! Way to break out of injury jail :) Sounds like your stockpile of running gels won't go bad after all.

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  8. Calf knots are exactly what I had when I thought I had a calf strain. I'll take those any day over a strain! Welcome back to the running world my friend! Glad you weren't gone too long!

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  9. Good point. trying to come out of it with the positives! Regained some sleep, calories, perspective!
    I think you should make a youtube video of yelling at other runners with headphones on

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  10. I figured it would be good to look back to , to laugh or cringe at. Just document the good and bad of the running chronicles. Glad you are getting better too!

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  11. The stretching was probably to keep me from aggravating them until they get the knots out! And how I abused them a bit and probably made it worse before.


    We'll see where I am Monday! Hopefully I'm back to normal paces by then! I Will have to take a longer route there to get my miles! No sprint like last time though

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  12. I'm sure I'll find something else to piss and moan about! I'm cranking up the party music and swerve around the path to piss off every biker!

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  13. thanks! I probably stretched too hard right after the strain. So until the knot is worked out, better to not aggravate it.

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  14. Thanks!! I was tempted to use one yesterday just for fun lol

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  15. for sure! Last strain took months. Knot is a relief. Felt like an eternity!

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  16. Sharkie Runs Lucky 13'sAugust 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    I used to eat them for breakfast when I was short on bagels.

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  17. Good. I was getting tired of dealing with your cranky ass.

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  18. w/e like your days got any better

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  19. Glad you can run again. I know it is not easy having to sit out.

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  20. Yay injury jail escape!
    That video is hilarious but also scary! I try to say "on your left" when I'm riding my bike and passing people but sometimes they still jump when I pass by them. If you can't hear what is going on around you, you're headphones are too louD!

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