Monday, June 16, 2008

Well I still have not been running. My leg is still not better. The doctor told me it was a deep inner shin splint in other technical medical terminology. And that it will just take time to heal and said by mid July i should be good. I was thinking are you serious I am not waiting until July to start running again.. I definently hope it wont take that long to heal.. I can feel its doing a little better but sometimes after doing my physical thereapy or stretching it gets more aggravated. so I dont know... Its very frstrating... I want to be out running already. I have been trying to do my bike this past week and now that my parents will be here for the next 3 weeks I will probably be doing more bike riding.. My dad is a big bicycler. But I am really hoping to be running along instead hopefully by the end of this week.. I just dont want to do it then end up right back where i started with it.. Its just so hard once you start doing something like this then have to stop for a while. Your body just feels like it needs to be out there doing it.. Kinda strange to explain but you would just have to be a runner to understand.

So anyways Im really hoping it is feeling better by the end of this week. We will see I guess... I doubt I will be doing the half marathon in august now since I have had this injury. It just wont give me enough time to train so I will have to try again next year. Maybe there will be a 10K sometime in the fall that I can find and do.. I would like to go back to utah and hit the SLC and Ogden races. We will see.!!!


Jen said...

I know how you feel about the injury. It's frustrating! But don't give up on the half marathon just yet. You're in such good shape and if you stay that way, you should be able to pick up your running pretty much where you left off. You were already up to 10 miles! Just let yourself heal and see where you are then. Good luck!

Jodi said...

I agree with Jen. I can totally see you just jumping right back in and not even missing a beat. I think you will be surprised how easily you can get back to where you were. Of course that is coming from someone who hasnt' really even run for over two weeks and is ready to give up because of a little cold!
But for you, I wouldn't cash in on the half just yet.