It’s been nearly three weeks since I felt an uncomfortable twinge in my lift thigh during a run and told myself- no big deal, just keep running. Unfortunately, I kept running and it got so bad that I started to have trouble doing normal things, like walking. One afternoon while I was limping up a staircase, I realized that I was being ridiculous. I’m not an elite athlete, I’m barely a competent runner, and there I was hurting my body because I didn’t want to admit defeat. Anyway, I decided to take a full week and a half off from running to let my body heal. Since then I’ve swam, lifted, biked and stair-mastered my way through the week. I definitely feel a difference in my thigh and I think I’m just about back to normal. Hopefully, tomorrow will be my first run back and I can’t wait!
This morning I jumped in the pool for a solid 45 minutes. I swam hard, but not full out and finished 2800m.
500 free warmup
200 Cool down
The swim felt good but I can’t wait to get back to running tomorrow. Here’s hoping it doesn’t snow overnight!