You can run!
What the rest of you are saying after a week of my dramatics:
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 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!