An injury while running…..
Sunday I completed my first challenge for the year, my second every half marathon. I felt awesome during the run, happy and trying to keep my heart rate low, listening to tunes and ready to sprint to the end. I did end up sprinting to the end, but my back was hurting by the 19-20km mark…. I knew something wasn’t right :( I went to the physio on Monday night, and have inflamed a lower disc (most likely L5-S1 – where I’ve injured before).
Step 1 – Recovery:
Initially the physio told me to rest all this week, which I have been doing. I’ve already received my training plan from my new running coach HB, and it’s killing me NOT to exercise but I know it’s the right thing to do. I’ve been doing my stretches as recommended, taking nurofen for anti-inflammatory reasons, using a heat pack and getting up to walk at work. I’ll see what the physio says on Friday as to what my next steps are.
Step 2 – Goal:
I’ve already registered for another half marathon (in eight weeks time), I just HOPE I will be OK to run it and run it well. It’s the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival and I’m heading up there with a good friend and a bunch of girl friends for a girls weekend away, running, shopping and most likely cupcakes/donuts and wine! :) Some of the girls are running the full marathon, I’m clearly opting for the half!
Step 3 – Training:
As I mentioned, I did receive my running plan and it looks totally achievable and a next step up in helping me get a bit quicker and lower my heart rate. At the moment, as I’ve just reinjured my back for the second time in three years (the same injury), while I’ve been training at Crossfit, and as much as it pains me, I’ve cancelled my membership. I love Crossfit, for the friendships I’ve made, people I’ve met, confidence I’ve built and love for hard workouts. However, I think it’s just not right for me, heck even the head coach at my box told me physically my body is not made up to suit olympic style weight lifting.
So, it’s time for me to find my groove again, and find some kind of training the fits alongside running 3 times a week…. and the search is on!
What kind of training do you do? Have you injured yourself lately?