Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm melting

I finally got out today after almost 2 weeks of resting because of my leg.. I have had the same pain in my inner shin since my last run. the last 2 days it has felt alot better with only twinges here and there so I thought I would give it a try today and see how it felt.. Other then I got way to late a start and it was 80 degrees when I finished and so very humid making it feel like 90 degrees Other then that I felt really pretty good. No pain in my knees or my leg.. Thank goodness. I was really worried about my leg and having to go another 12 weeks of healing but I think the 1 3/4 week of rest really helped. I kept my mileage short I didnt want to press my luck and I plan to make sure I rest in between each run and keep my mileage down for a while.. I think I may have started increasing to gast again.. My book (The complete book of running for women) reccomended staying at the same mileage for 2 weeks then slowly increasing it by like a half-3/4 a mile after that and keeping it there for another 2-3 weeks alternating the lower mileage and the new increased mileage. So guess we will give it a try.. It's just so hard to have the patience to not run further exspecially when your feeling good and you have ran farther before. But if it helps keep me injury free its worth it.. I just hope that by tonight my leg will stiff be feeling good.. This coming week I will try and get back to my weight lifting. I had stopped that to just incase it was aggravating my leg too. So hopefully it will still be ok.
It felt really great to get out other then I was dripping everywhere it was so hot and humid. It felt like I was melting. ..It felt like it was forever since I had ran last and I am so thankful I was able to run without pain.. I was even abe to run the last 1/2 mile without my IT strap and my knee did really good.. I still had my lower knee strap on but eliminating one was nice.. I can tell they are aching a little now and I should probably go get some ice on them.. I just wanted to log my miles before I forgot.. I think I will also try foam rolling again today and see how it goes.


Jen said...

I'm so glad you didn't have any pain. Hopefully you're back into it! I like your idea of starting back up slowly. I think I need to do the same thing.