Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TrainingTruths: What's Beautiful: Keep Fighting

As the last week of May arrives, I am beginning to realize that I may not hit my mileage goal for the month. As a competitive person this bugs me a little. Ok, more than a little, but I try to keep it all in perspective.


Despite a month filled with tapering, traveling, and recovering I have still logged some good miles. I knew that my goal of 1000 miles for the year was going to be a challenge. That's the point, right?

This is what last week looked like:

Tuesday: This after school run was a family affair. My husband and I ran 5 miles and my step daughter joined us for the first one before turning back. Back at the house, the dog tried to pretend like he was part of the workout too.


Friday: There was finally a break in the rain, so after school I went for a run when mr. c got home. Although I had been complaining about the yucky weather for most of the week, I admit that when it comes to running, I don't mind the cooler temps.


On Saturday I hung out at the Run to Remember expo in Boston working at the ZOOMA Women's Race Series booth, handing out free stuff while getting ladies signed up for the Cape Cod event. If you weren't there, you can still get a 10% off discount by using my ambassador code. Look for it on my sidebar. After my shift, we headed to Newport and logged some miles walking through the "summer cottages" along Bellevue Avenue.


I had plans to do along run with mr c. in Newport on Sunday morning, but we postponed it after waking to freezing, rainy, and windy weather. Even though we were really looking forward to logging miles running along the Narraganset Bay, we knew that we would be suffering. The forecast for Monday was much better.

The good news is that the weather on Monday was beautiful, but the bad news is that I've got an injury. I went to bed feeling fine, but woke up feeling a strain in my groin area. I have NO IDEA what I did. Too many mansion tours in Newport, I guess?

Anyway, I am hoping to feel better after a couple of days rest. In the mean time, have you entered my 1BandID giveaway? Details here.


Have you ever had an unexpected injury? 



23 comments:

  1. I think most of my injuries are unexpected :) as in i don't expect to ever hurt even though I do all kinds of silliness ha!! glad you enjoyed a little touring though and rest is usually something we don't give ourselves enough of

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  2. I hate mystery injuries. Hopefully it will go away as quickly as it appeared.

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  3. Yes, I've definitely experience them (mostly from running). They disappear pretty quickly though...except for one that took me 4 months to recover from!

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  4. Yes! It's the most frustrating feeling in the world to be not be able to do the things you normally do. But rest is best!

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  5. Ugh! Hate being injured :-(
    Good job logging your mileage & I've looked into this race series but they must not come to our area!!

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  6. Careful with your injury. Last year, I thought I pulled my groin. Like you, I had no idea what I did to it. It turned out that I strained a few hip flexors. This happened 2 weeks before my second marathon. I rested for 2 weeks then ran 26.2 and I wasn't able to run (because of the pain) for 2 months after. Not my smartest move. Feel free to email me if you want more info, or want to pick my brain. I'm happy to help others avoid what I went though. jamiem718 at gmail dot com.

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  7. Walking around tends to hurt my groin worse than running sometimes. Hopefully it is a quick strain and you will feel better in a day. The weather finally did perk up yesterday though didn't it?

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  8. Awesome!! Sometimes it's hard to stay motivated over a holiday, when everyone else is chilling or eating ;)!

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  9. Injuries are the pits, hopefully this one runs its course fast.

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  10. Oh no! Hope the strain clears up quickly. I've been trying to rest my shin and prevent an injury... it's HARD!

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  11. Best weather on Monday ;) I think yoga is helping. I've got to learn to stretch more!

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  12. Thanks Jamie. If it doesn't improve, I will definitely send you an email.

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  13. Bummer! Maybe it can be one of your race-cations ;)

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  14. Oh boy! That's way too long. Crossing my fingers here!

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  15. Me too. Super frustrating. I think rest is helping though!

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  16. We do beat ourselves up pretty good with exercise, don't we? Resting away ;)

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  17. Oh Amy I'm sorry about the strain! Hopefully it will heal quickly with a little rest. Great seeing you Saturday :)

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  18. I had a knee injury last year. I kept having knee pain after my runs and stupidly ignored it until it got so bad that I ended up in physical therapy. I couldn't even walk from work to the T without having intense knee pain. After several months of PT and switching to minimal shoes I'm back and running faster than ever!

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  19. Thanks Michelle! Already feeling better after a couple days rest.

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  20. I did that with a shin splint a few years ago...learned my lesson!

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