First things first : Happy Birthday, Beer Geek!
1. My leg is improving, but the short little test run I did across my lawn today hurt. Like, “gonna reinjure it” hurt. I’m not feeling positive about a run tomorrow. It looks like I’ll be heading to the gym again. Sigh.
2. I like the elliptical. I think it’s a good workout. But it doesn’t reset my brain in the way that running does. I’m super crabby these days. I know it’s the combined stress of not knowing when I can run again, the fact that my parents are on a mission trip to the Ukraine for two weeks, and my usual summer reverse SAD. Not being able to run that off is proving to be a bit of an issue.
3. I keep reading about people getting faster and going farther or doing fun races and I keep thinking “oh, I should do that” and then I remember I’m not just being lazy. It hurts to run. Why is it that every time I realize that it comes as a bit of a surprise and makes me sad? One would think I’d be over the “denial” part by now.
On the bright side, it’s absolutely beautiful today and I should have a couple of kid free hours, so I’m going to try and ride my bike. I know it won’t be a major workout, but at least it will get me out there, moving my legs. Also, there will be some drinking this weekend at Mad Fox to celebrate Beer Geek’s birthday. And I have a little giveaway tomorrow…
And maybe, just maybe, I’ll be running again in July…
14 thoughts on “TTT: The crabby edition”
I'm hating that you are in pain. Hope Friday's run works out. Be smart!
Especially this time of year when the weather is gorgeous and you can't run, oh sorry about that! This will make you cherish your runs when you get back…….
Ugh, I know what you mean about the elliptical. The only other cardio that makes me feel anything close to the way running does is a good spinning class. Have you tried it? you can totally push yourself super hard, can "get in the zone" and you sweat like crazy. It will build lots of quad strength too and keep you very fit cardiovascularly until you can return to running. I don't know if your injury will hurt on a bike, but if not I highly recommend it. Hang in there – you WILL get through this soon!!!!!!
Dang, I'm sorry to hear you're still hurting. I hope your bike ride helps.+1 on the spinning suggestion from Jessica. LOVE spinning!
Sorry to hear you are hurting like this. You know I totally get it. Just know that things will turn around…hang in there.
It is actually a bit amazing that we can push ourselves so hard that we injure our bodies. BUT you have to put the drive to reset a bit and allow a healing so you can fully come back. I understand the "reset" that you are missing I hope you are able to get out and take in the great weather. And the elliptical is a great workout!
I'm sorry to hear about your leg pain. I hope it clears up after a few more days off. It's so hard when mentally all you want to do is run and physically you can't!
I am not a fan of the elliptical either! My foot goes numb and I count the minutes until I get off.
It always sucks to be sidelined; it makes it feel as though you're missing out!
I used to love the elliptical till I took up running … and I havent been on once since. I'm not sure how I'd feel about it 😉
I rarely hear other people talk about reverse SAD – but I suffer from it too. Summers are hard. I feel you!! It stinks that you can't get out and run; I hope you heal up soon.
You had me at the title!Feel better and get running as soon as possible. I feel your pain. Have fun with the beer part of your weekend.
I hope you're 100% soon! I ran my first 10K race this past Sunday and didnt take the time to rest/recover properly and while I am not injured, I dont WANT to end up at that destination so I think I need to take a good 2-3 FULL rest days and then slowly start back up. It STINKS as I get crabby thinking about NOT being able to run for 2-3 days-how addicted am I??? I am sure you can relate though =) (((HUGS)) and prayers for speedy healing!
Yikes, I was even more behind on blogs then I realized! Whoops.Happy (belated) Bday to Beer Geek! I'm sorry about the leg trouble – so frustrating. 🙁