It Only Took 12 Days

It took fewer actually. More like five days.

I’m injured. Sorta. Yay running!

Last week, I started having problems with my left hamstring and glute. They felt like they had been kicked repeatedly. Using the foam roller to stretch them out didn’t help. Neither did scooting around the floor while sitting on a tennis ball. Fortunately, I was able to get an appointment with my chiropractor on short notice. I cut short my three-mile run on Monday and only completed 1.8 miles. I delayed my four mile run scheduled for today until tomorrow for my appointment.

At my appointment tonight, my doctor hurt me, but in a good way. She’s certified in Active Release Technique and spent time working on my body. She says I’ll probably have bruises and the areas will be tender for a few days, but that I should start feeling better after that. Instead of four miles tomorrow, I’ll run 1.5 just to stretch my legs out. I’ll resume my training plan on Saturday.

I wonder why I put myself through these things. I think I do it because the human body is capable of so much. I like testing my physical limits and several years ago would never have dreamed of doing the things I do now.

What challenges you?

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