Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Injured

Blogging everyday in November? Ha! I'm never close. I need a "blog every day" in June or July, as if summer is any less busy. I'm kind of in a slump right now. Running, as regular readers know, is an outlet for me. It relieves my stress, helps me to think more clearly... it is my only form of exercise. It helps me to burn the calories I eat. And I can eat a lot. I should clarify, I can eat a lot of things that are bad for me. ;) Since my half marathon I have only gone out for a run a handful of times. I have a nagging injury. I have taken time off and tried again. Only to see it return after the first mile. I notice this pain quite often throughout the day. It has limited my running (and my sanity ;)) so much that I am seeing my sports med doctor tomorrow. It has bothered me at such odd times that I am seeing him during my teaching hours and getting a substitute. It's frustrating. I have worked very hard to build up to where I am now. However, in the scheme of things, it isn't a life threatening illness, a debilitating disease (I don't think...) So, I continue to be thankful for what I do have. My girls are doing great and, as envious as I am, my husband continues to progress with his weight loss goal and his running goals. Things are good, here. Fingers crossed that I receive good news at my appointment. I hope you are well, amidst this holiday season, Reader.

3 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Sorry to hear about your injury Jen -- I'm sure that's very frustrating. I hope your Dr. can give you some answers with a good solution. XO

Molly said...

Good luck at your appointment! Maybe if running causes such pain you could downgrade to regular brisk walking. Less stress than pounding the pavements at a gallop.....Fingers crossed.

Isabelle said...

Like Molly, I think maybe you should just walk for a while. Listen to your body. (Though my body is currently suggesting that it would like to eat a nice bar of chocolate. Fortunately I don't have any.)