Wow, yeah.. these last few weeks have really been a roller coaster. If you've been anywhere near me then you know that I trained all Summer for a marathon then to decide it just wasn't for me this year. So I quickly registered for a Half Marathon on the 26th since the one that I wanted to do this past weekend was sold out.
Well, in addition to deciding that I need to take a break from racing, I am also injured. I knew it felt that my hamstring/butt area was really sore. But after my big race weekend at the end of September where I really pushed myself on the pace, I knew I was injured. And well, I'm still injured. I'm pretty sure that I've pulled a hamstring.
Since the FB post above, I have started back running. I've been keeping my runs short and on the treadmill. Except for yesterday I took my run outside for the first time. And, well it was super tender, and there was pain in the afternoon with walking. Once I stretch the hamstring then the pain subsides with walking. But I'm keeping the runs short with rest days in between.
This past year of running has been the worst year of running for me... well... ever I think. And it's really taking a toll on me emotionally, but it's time to move on to the next chapter.
So, I'm here to tell you what the 'next chapter' is..... drum roll please.... as of last week, I started Jamie Eason's LiveFit program (except I'm not doing the food part. I know if I want to see great results that it takes the nutrition also. But baby steps here people, baby steps). And week one I was super pumped. This week it was a little harder to stay motivated, but today's workout is done.
And I'm happy to report that I am moving up in the weights. Today was back and biceps.
I'm still digesting this last chapter of running this year and trying to learn from it. I'm definitely ready to close the book on this last year of running.
Follow me into the Next Chapter :-)