Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I'm feeling a little mad this morning....maybe more frustrated than mad, but still...a little mad.

My back has been feeling better, which I am thankful for.
My hip has been feeling better with the stretches and exercise, which I am thankful for.
It's my shins/calf!

WTF!? Seriously!?

I thought I was training correctly. Taking rest days, adding in core, upping my miles slowly. So at this point I am feeling that maybe this is my body telling me that more miles isn't working....and won't work.

I feel sad....because not only does running keep me fit...it keeps me happy...it keeps me sane...and it's somewhat of an addiction at this point and I don't like it when it hurts or I have to cut back. Again with the mind is telling me one thing, my body is saying something else.

I chose to not run this morning because yesterday's 4.6 miles sucked and my shins HURT all day long. I chose to do P90x Yoga and the P90x Ab Ripper X instead. I am thinking that maybe I should just not run at all this week. Maybe just do P90x all week. There are more than a couple of the dvd's that aren't too much impact like Kenpo, Cardio, Yoga, and the Ab Ripper. And maybe get on the exercise bike.

I have another appointment with the ART guy this morning...so we will see what he says.

This sucks! Especially because I want to sign up for this marathon when I get paid on friday...but should I?

Running is really hard on our bodies. I follow a few blogs and it seems like a lot of people are injured right now. I guess as runners we need to get a little smarter. A little less hard headed. Listen to our aches and pains. Let our bodies rest once in awhile no matter how hard it is. Cross train....stretch....

Funny thing...I am in a bad mood today...as stated above pretty frustrated...and all I want to do right now is go out and run.....sigh................

(Sorry for so much venting/complaining about this lately...just frustrated and need to get it out somewhere)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry. I feel your pain (literally and physically) and am right there with you. I, too, am experiencing the same thing with my shins...it must be all connected. I started having shooting pains in my shins during the marathon.

    I would recommend the week off from running. I HATE to do it, but that's the only way our bodies are going to heal. It sucks big time, but I feel like running through it would only prolong the recovery period.