Went to bed early last night after pounding the vitamins hoping for a speedy recovery from illness. Feeling more energized and healthy today but my bum/hamstring strain is actually worse than it was yesterday. Weird? I didn’t exercise at all yesterday but did have Aaron rub out my legs a little. Today I have a limp even while walking. Even so, I did put on my running clothes and attempt running down the street but the limp was obnoxiously hindering so I walked back. Called Coach D to chat and ask advice and he said to rest it and maybe go see Richey on the team (he’s a Chiropractor). Still waiting to hear back from Richey. This injury is REALLY frustrating timing with the Houston Half next weekend. I guess I’ll just take it one day at a time. If I can’t run without pain next week I will have to pull out of the race. Its a depressing thought because I’ve really been looking forward to going to Houston to run with elite women and my training has been going well up until last week when I had the knee issue. I think I could still PR if my bum would cooperate but I am not certain that will happen. I’m trying to keep a positive attitude either way. I keep thinking about what caused this injury and I think it is probably mostly related to running on cruddy, slippery snow and ice over the past month. Winter running can be pretty precarious.
Aaron had another one of his fix n’ flip homes robbed yesterday so he took the kids on a drive to go check out the damage. Luckily only the appliances were stolen and no vandalism occurred so its just $1,500 to replace the appliances. Not fun, but could have been worse. While they were gone I took Aaron’s car in to get an oil change and walked over to my gym to lift weights and do core while I waited. Afterwards I washed his car and went to Vitamin Cottage for a few things. Aaron is out on a long run right now and I’m jealous.