It’s been 18 days since my first marathon.
It’s been 17 days since I ran a single mile…
I’m not really sure what is going on but I’ve been a mess of ache or pain after ache or pain every since June 25th.
It started with regular run of the mill post-marathon soreness.
Then it was my IT Band.
Then, my shins started feeling weird.
And now my back… I am 95% sure my back is acting up again after a return to Body Pump last week. Apparently that was also my grand finale for that class and more proof that I need to just drop my current gym and find a new one or go without for awhile. I’d been back pain free for about 5 weeks… coincidentally the same span of time I had been boycotting the gym Hmmmm….. But I am also worried it could be a pinched nerve in my back or something else that won’t go away.
I really don’t know what is going on. I have guesses about how I got myself into this mess (speedwork, lack of stretching and yoga and too high of intensity cross training) but no clue how to get myself out. 17 days of rest that has been limited to just walking and no significant improvements. Thankfully?! the pain is traveling though so it seems its not an actual injury of something but maybe it’s some sort of misalignment or something. I really don’t know. I’m hoping in another week or so, I am singing a different tune and happily running 2 miles in 30 minutes! (Yes, even that would make me very happy at this point…)
I really don’t know what’s in store for me with running. I luckily have some time before I would need to start training for Disney and at least I have the fall back of walking that one because of an extended time for course cut-off there but I really don’t WANT to have to do that. So I guess for the time being, it’s going to be a lot of stretching, icing and resting. Three things that I am NOT very good at… Practice makes perfect, right?!
But regardless, I am starting to get a little frustrated with my body that is feeling more like the body of 76 year old than a 26 year old…