Lake Michigan at Sunrise

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

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I figured I should throw together a post just to not lose my readers!

What has been going on since my last post?


1 attempted run with the jogging stroller on Saturday:
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After a few days of resting, lots of stretching, and using my tennis ball, I felt pretty decent Saturday morning, some stretch and hop tests felt normal. I decided to take the kiddo out for a slow run, somewhere between 5-7 miles. The first three miles I felt fine, then my left leg started to break down.


Everything related to the recent hamstring pull flared up slowly, starting from my ankle and went straight up.. The last two miles back home I had a pretty awful drop step to my run and a kiddo who was getting a little antsy, but behaved very well overall.

Honestly, I've been in a bit of a funk since I pulled it. After taking time off after the marathon and hoping to slowly get back into a routine, injuring myself, even a small injury, just bonks me. Since running has become so much more than exercise to me, removing it from routine so often isn't that nice of a feeling.

To add, I still have lingering issues with my big toe flexor, improving, but still there. And that chest thing? Yea.. came back a bit. I got a referral to see a cardiologist and if nothing there, a pulmonary doctor. I'm still guessing its more nothing than something, but once I mentioned my chest issues to my doctor, he wanted to cover all the bases.

What does that mean for me? Trying not to run... much.  I obviously need time to heal without continuously beating up my body (Thanks to Miss Fluency's Folly for the supportive words on recovery today!) . I go through big chunks of the day feeling normal, thinking oh I can get back out tomorrow, then I'll feel a pull tighten or something feel out of place.. being human.. ugh.

I'm almost a robot
I'll be hitting the gym more often now to use the bike and weights. I'll probably do a light short jog every few days just to keep a feel for the game, and keep the blues away.  Maybe I"ll be back sooner than I think? Will it be a few days? A week? More? We'll see.

 
And just because- Halloween photo!
And a big shout out to one of my besties Erin who ran the NYC Marathon today with Corey and some of the BRC crew! They wrecked it!
Erin and Lynton!





So what's going on with you?

24 comments:

  1. As much as we hate to admit it, even superheroes need a break sometimes. Cross training and easy jogging seems like the right recipe for now, and settling things away with the docs is a smart play as well. Take it easy bud...

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  2. Any post with an "In Bruges" gif is always enjoyable. Heal that hamstring, man! And more scary is I went out as Ace Ventura last night, complete with tutu.

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  3. Take care of that hammy! I was barely able to walk last week, let alone run. You don't want to wind up like me.

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  4. Oh no! I hope that taking it easy does the trick, I'm sure a little "break" from running now will help you return to running injury free sooner rather than later!

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  5. Pete B lakefronttrail.blogspotNovember 4, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Just run injured 'cause I need someone to run intervals with at the track! Just kidding. Rest up and get well, there are more sausage runs around the corner!

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  6. Oh man, I was just thinking if I don't see a post from you soon, I'm totes going to unfollow. Phew!


    Yeah, you probably do just need to take it easy on running for a while as you heal, which sucks :( I always worry about losing fitness/conditioning, but I think as long as you're still staying active, and especially if you're doing strength stuff, you should be okay.

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  7. Awww :-( Hope it heals quickly!

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  8. heyyyyyoooo thanks for the shout-out! that pic sure looks familiar :) bummer about the lingering nonsense. we'll talk. see you and the fam soon. :) xo

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  9. Jim Carey is the best.

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  10. I was gonna be all sassy and call you a big ol' pansy. But I'm feeling nice today, so I'll empathize with you on the bogusness of being injured and tell you that this is just an opportunity to eat more chips :) Take care of yourself.

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  11. Kelsey @ Fueling StrongNovember 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    I've been on a little running break too, and it's mentally killing me. I tried some speed work last week, and let's just say not a smart idea. My arch is the death of me. Ugh.. Positive thoughts coming your day for some speedy healing!

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  12. Superheroes just need a new comic to revamp their powers, right?? Taking it easy is the hardest thing ever!

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  13. that was me for a few days! It is tempting every day to just push it to get out there, but I am forcing myself to make a commitment to feeling 100% again.

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  14. It better! i don't really want to go back to PT already, I'll finally rest and rely on everyone else to keep reminding me how awesome running is so I don't forget to come back!

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  15. Haha part of my thoughts for next year is to be an on call training buddy! I hope to do Pint Night, 3 easy miles is in my limits right now!

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  16. I'd totes understand if you did!
    I'd overdue to heal and rest. My physical therapist would be smiling if I told her.
    I'll keep active with sausage stuffing competitions

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  17. Thanks for sharing the photo and crushing the race!!

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  18. Who is this? And what have you done with Jenn.

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  19. I know what you mean! your body gives you an inch and you try to push it a yard, womp womp. We'll be back out high five-ing in no time!

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  20. Dude, you would never lose me as one of your readers!


    I am patiently waiting for winter break to get some much needed time off. Exhausted is what I am!

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  21. OMGTHEHEDGEHOG!!!!!

    Step away from the jogging stroller. Those things are bad for your mechanics. Hope you heal up soon!

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