Sunday, March 14, 2010 running

I have been resting my leg. 
So there has been no running since Thursday's 10minute attempt to run. 
My shin still hurts especially going down stairs.
My calf is still sore. 
Ice is my friend.
It sucks and I'm upset about it. 
Yesterday I tried to sprint out of the rain and just couldn't, I felt a sharp pain on my shin and had to stop and hobbled the rest of the way. 
Honestly I wanted to cry, not from the pain but from not being able to run. 
I've come so far and now this... I know, I know it comes with the territory.
I'm doing so well on my training and in the 3 months since taking on running I've lost 15lbs, I feel great and  love how my body is changing and becoming stronger.
Just the thought of having to stop running, makes me worried/scared.
It really didn't help that everywhere I looked I saw runners out, running in the rain and all I could think about is how badly I wanted to be them. 
The plan for Monday is to see the Doctor just to make sure it's nothing serious and hopefully I can run after work. 

Please check out Robin @ Running Circles Around the Turtles she wrote a great post on Disclosure and being aware of how much information you share on your blog/twitter about yourself and your running routes and running alone on trails. 

I'm off to ice my shin... hope to have good news tomorrow.


Kirsten said...

Sounds like you are doing the best thing for your body by resting! As runners I find that it is sometimes hard to take a break and rest ( speaking from personal experience!!) but in the end you are better for it. You'll be back running in no time!

Stacy L said...

I so feel your pain (literally and figuratively!!). I've been sidelined by a pretty bad injury for 3 1/2 weeks :( I could have written your post word for word. Hang in there, it will get better. Rest and ice, rest and ice, rest and ice. They`re your best friends right now!


Lynn @ Life, Health and Fitness said...

Thanks for the link to Running Circles Around Turtles. I never even really considered what I was saying on the blog about my runs.

ajh said...

Hopefully at the most you will take a brief rest from running and then be back at it. Good luck!

Brittany Ann said...

I'm sorry about your shin, hun. But just think: This is totally the best thing for it, allowing it to heal. You're doing the right thing!

destination262 said...

Sorry to hear about your pain. :( You are right to rest, ice and ibprofen. That is amazing that you have lost 15 lbs since you started running! Wow, I was hoping to lose weight by running, but have only noticed myself getting stronger and my leg muscles more tone. My everything else needs to lift weights me thinks... hence bootcamp. Ugh! :) Hang in there Claudia... you will back in no time.