It has been over one week since my last run. This is my longest lay off (I think), since I caught the running bug 6 months ago.
Injury, O injury, why must you hurt me so?
I reviewed my running log which I had kept from day 1. Pretty meticulous at times, stating distance, location, time of day, temperature and conditions, hills, which shoes I wore and if with any inserts, how I felt physically and mentally, if and where there was pain, what technique or form focus I tried, what fuel if any, and self suggestions of what I could try for the next run.
I figured I could go back and analyze it somehow.
Now I'm injured, and reading back I could pinpoint it to the first run I wore my then new Mizunos (which Ive since returned for other reasons), but I'm not going to blame them.
Did I get injured from the classic "toos?"
Too much too soon. Too fast too far, they say.
Well...in my case it was too stupid. I ran, it hurt. I kept running, it hurt more. So what did I do? I ran even more.
That's what I did one week ago. And now I'm lying in bed at 8:40am with my leg propped up...(oh yeah, we took a trip down to the ER last night to rule out a DVT. Good news, no clot).
By this time most weekends I would have gotten my long run in.
Oh how I miss you long run. 13.1 was the last I saw of you, can't wait to see you again.
Now I worry about deconditioning, I worry about gaining weight, I worry about atrophy.
No more worries, stop! Patience. Patience will heal this.