Patience Please

The foot. A mystery pain in my right foot has me sidelined on the run right now. After 9 days of water running and a little eliptical training, I am beginning to lose my patience. I keep reminding myself that time off on the front end of an injury makes more sense than the necessary double or triple the time off on the back end once the injury takes hold. I know it's the right thing, but that doesn't make it any easier. I think I may give it a go this weekend, but I am still having that argument in my head!

To add insult to injury...rather, to add injury to injury, when I was swimming yesterday I tweaked my hip flexor or some other muscle in the top of my Quad on the other leg. IN THE POOL! that's supposed to be the safest place! So, now I don't know what leg to favor ! Haha! lets hope it was just a muscle spasm....I'm going with that! Maybe it's just a little reminder that I shouldn't run on that foot yet...like I said, I'm still having that argument in my head!

I had my massage guy Mike work on me Wednesday and Thursday to help move all this stuff out. I know I've said this before, but if it wasn't for him, there is no way I would be able to do any of this! He is a life saver and if you do triathlon and don't get massages - you need to. It's like having good management. preventitive maintence keeps the big setbacks from setting in. it keeps you moving.


Samantha said...

oh no! I hope it gets better soon. do you have more races on the schedule, or is your season starting to wind down?

I'm back in the good ole south and I forgot how bloody hot and humid it gets. I toughed out a track workout at 4pm today and the walgreens down the street said it was 99 degrees. I survived though. Gotta remember that I can't go out and run in the middle of the day like in Victoria.

hope all is well. sorry for writing a novel of a comment. I get chatty. haha.

Eileen Swanson said...

Hey Caroline! Get better quick! Heal up! Sorry, sucks, but it will all get better soon. Miss ya! I was talking about you the other day when someone asked if I knew you through Lifesport. I was like, yea totally, she's awesome ;-)