Today, I was planning on posting about my training plan for the SF half marathon and its integrated cross training. But today, something happened. It’s almost as if I knew this time would come, but have been trying to put it off for a while.
Today…I got hurt.
On Friday, I did a Nike Training Club workout that left me pretty sore on Saturday. To be quite frank, I’ve just never done that many lunges and squats before and my lower half was paying the price for it.
Saturday was a rest day and Sunday I headed out to the Iron Horse Trail for 10 miles by myself. The good news is that the trail was stunning. All of the trees were a rich green and covered the picturesque trail. The weather went in and out from cool, dry temps to 10 minutes of solid downpours. I could feel my booty aching, but I thought I could push through it.
Around mile 8.5, I could feel my hip acting up and I stopped every so often to stretch it out. By mile 9, the sharp pain with each step was enough for this girl to wise up and walk the last mile in. I was defeated and ever since then, I’ve been playing sick mind games with myself – I’m trying to stay positive here!
What happened? I’m not sure yet, but I know that I’ve been trying to ease my way back into training so something happening already is a bit frustrating. To add to my worry, my hip gave out at the end of a two mile race in high school and I was out of commission for the rest of the season, and that is definitely something I don’t need a repeat of.
So what’s next? I’ve had copious amounts of frozen fruit shoved down my Lululemon Wunder Under Crops (they’re tight and hold it perfectly), I’m going to make a trip to a new chiropractor, up the cross-training and the low-impact activity, and just try to rest and stretch as much as I can this week. I’m trying to avoid turning this into something bigger than it can be.
Thus, the training plan is going to be a little modified, but I’ll be posting it soon.
When you faced injury, what did you do? How did you overcome the mental anguish?