Coming back from injury requires patience.
A lot of it.
I have had many days of total frustration where I wonder if I should just quit this running thing.
But I don't.
I want to be where I was in April.
I am struggling with how much I suck right now.
But I will not quit.
If you are on the injury list or are coming back from one know this:
I remember how miserable I was all summer with no running.
So sucky running is better than no running.
I am a little worried about my next race.
I am not sure I have enough time to be race ready.
Obviously I am not going after any magical time.
I would like to have the running portion of it to be bigger than then the walking one.
This was my week:
I reached a new milestone in my recovery: a 20 miles week.
I had 2 back to back runs.
The first one was not good. I had pain so I stopped at 3.
Second one I went really easy and it was better.
I still have to add walking in my runs. This means I am a lot slower.
I have to accept this.
It has been extremely hot here and HUMDID. In Southern California that is rare.
I still do all my runs on my treadmill.
Yesterday I did 6 miles and it was warm in the house...I ended up completely dehydrated and feeling like crap all day. Go figure.
So although I am a little discouraged by how much I suck I am not giving up.
Confession part of this post:
I have been hmmmm not great at PT this week. I know I know.
I am good at stretching and foam rolling but I have neglected the other stuff....the exercises.
Not too happy with myself for that.
I want to congratulate COY (first in Philly is her blog): she is a brand spanking new IRONMAN!
You have all my admiration Coy!