I swear that if the blog injured runner was not taken I would definitely change mine. Yes, once again I am battling an injury. Every time I get some good momentum going this injury bullshit happens.
Well, apparently I am incapable of listening to my body. This time it is my calf. I felt it after my long run two Sunday’s ago and instead of laying off I ran 4 miles on Tuesday. I did not run hills, but I did run to the hills on Thursday, about 0.65 miles. Sunday eleven was on the plan, but I only managed six. most of which was painful. Monday I could barely bear weight.
If you follow me you may see a pattern of bad choices when it comes to injuries. After 20 years of running and running injuries I can pretty much tell you everything you need to do not to get injured. My problem is that my mind thinks it’s twenty, but my body is actually thirty-nine and when maybe I could have pushed myself through an injury at twenty…..I cannot do the same now.
So now what?
I take off of running and any impact exercises for at least two weeks. This means I will continue Body Back with modifications, kickboxing with modifications and I will sub roller blading for running.
Half-marathon training for the Echo Half officially starts on March 13, so there is a slight possibility I may not run until then and that it is okay. Whatever I did needs time to heal and while I am healing I am planning out the training for the Echo Half. This will be my last damn injury this year because I have no time for this shit.
What is your best advice for avoiding running injuries?