I should just re-name this blog- Injury Tracker. It seems I only write when I am injured or terrified of being injured. I thought I would relax, not turn it into a catastrophe, just remain C-A-L-M next time a little sharp pain popped up. I thought, hey, I'm different now. I've overcome injury in the past. I am an ironman.
Nope. Not the case. I am really stressing out. I have some kind of sharp pain in the back of my leg- above my knee- but near the outside. Maybe it is my hamstring.
I'm tapering for Kinetic. How did I pull my hamstring (or whatever this may be) during a slow 31 mile bike ride? I don't remember it happening. This is not good. I iced it yesterday and hoped it would just disappear in the morning. It is still here.
Kinetic is less than a week away. What am I going to do?! I kind of expected to hobble off the marathon course two weeks ago and at that time, I would have been mentally prepared to give up Kinetic. However, I really took it easy post marathon and had no problems at all....until now. This is shocking.
Why is this happening? I really want to do my race next week. I really don't want to sit out another gorgeous early summer season.
I don't know how to manage this. Normally, I'd take a week off, then test it out. However, with Kinetic less than a week away- it is ice, over the counter anti-inflam, rest and pray!
Tried and True Injury Plan:
Plan: Sunday- ice, no work out
Monday: ice, no work out- make appt for Tues/Wed if possible
Tuesday: Go to doctor and ignore advice, if advice is don't race
Wed: Whine about it
Thursday: Cry and whine about it
Friday: Pack for race and pretend to be miraculously cured so Nick doesn't give me a hard time
Saturday: Participate in the race, popping advil like candy and secretly thinking I'm super tough
Sunday: Cry when I'm limping around and have to take the summer off from training
OK, maybe I need a plan B.
Maybe it will disappear tomorrow!