Saturday, January 16, 2010

The running Saga

I think that is what I'll start calling my attempt to run a marathon.

The update from the confirmed bursitis which is actually a good thing because it means no permanent damage is being done. Just inflammation. He suggested an ice/heat regime for a few days and told me I didn't have to stop, but had to cut back on the running.

It was really good to talk to a doctor because I just couldn't tell what information I was reading in books or on the internet was true/helpful. Plus, the doctor took a lot of time to answer my questions. I had read that ice was really only good until about 48 hours after then injury, and I wasn't catching things in time, so I hadn't been icing at all. Plus it was cold, and who wants to put ice on when it's cold. SUCH. A. MISTAKE. The ice/heat routine has made a huge difference. I can still feel a little soreness, but it is nothing like it was Tuesday. The doc suggested I not run for the rest of the week, and I could try on Saturday.

I went for a small run this morning. A little over 2.5 miles. It was really great, I took advil before I went and did the ice/heat combo when I got home.

I'm giving up on the dream of running a full marathon for now, but I'm not giving up on the half just yet. I'll keep you updated as the saga continues.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Doctor Doctor can you please provide me something

I'm heading to the doctor today. My hamstring pull seems to be pretty well cleared up, but the hip thing, that I thought was "manageable" has really been hurting lately. When I ran on Monday with Josie, it bothered me the whole time. I still think it's bursitis, but I guess I need to figure out how to recover from it, or manage it so I don't feel it hurting when I walk.

Haven't run since Monday, hoping the doc will give me the Ok so I can get out tonight. I still want to try and acomplish the half.

Wish me luck.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Thanks!

Just wanted to say Thank You to everyone who commented on my blog last week. I really needed to hear all of your advice. I think at this point I am completely healed but am still going to run the half marathon instead of the full.

I am excited to get back out and get a little running in without overdoing it. Lucy my trusty running companion will be glad because the distance are more in the range that she can manage so she'll get to come along more often and I am taking Josie up on her offer to run with me.

I am not sure what the future will hold, if I'll make another marathon attempt or not, I guess we'll just have to see.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Input please

I've been thinking and thinking all week, and would like some input if people feel liking giving it. I was training for a marathon, but got a little injury this week. Now I'm scared to hurt myself again. So I've been trying to decide if I want to jump back in and try to complete my full marathon training, or if I should cut back and just try to complete a half.

I am really torn. I know come marathon day, I'll be a little disappointed that I'm not doing the full, only the half. Also, I think part of the marathon experience is to push through when your feeling pain, tired, and soreness.

I'm sure I'm just totally scared and should just get over myself, but I do have a friend who would train with my for the half which is a bit compelling. Am I just looking for someone to tell me it's ok to give up?

I don't know, I just can't make up my mind. Please help.