I haven’t written about running lately because I haven’t been running much at all lately.
I ran once after the Denver RnR half, took some time off, ran twice in Victoria (running by the ocean is irresistible to me!), and tried one more run at home before caving in and seeing my physiotherapist.
That’s a total of four runs in five weeks. I thought it was an old issue creeping up again, so I did all my physio moves for a few weeks to no avail.
I went to the physio on Friday and he thinks he knows what the issue is (fingers crossed). I’m working on it and have to try running again before my next appointment. I’m hoping it goes well!
I’ve been biking on the trainer but even that has bugged my knee a little this week.
We went to a wedding on Saturday and my knee was throbbing and swollen after some dancing. So I took one day totally off and then biked easy the next day.
On one hand I know I’m really lucky that this is downtime for me and I should be taking time off.
On the other hand, I simply love to run and miss it! I miss running in fall with crisp temperatures and leaves crunching. I miss running with my husband. I miss chasing my dog. I miss running to clear my head after a busy day at work.
Read Lindsay’s fabulous Thou Shalt’s post over at Cotter Crunch. (While you’re there, check out her Healthy Bites!)
At the bottom of her post there are 10 Commandments for the Runner, and they came at the perfect time for me.
5. Honor thy muscles and thy “aches and pains” and do not push through an injury. Runners are not invincible.
I’m hoping I get this figured out. And then I hope I can hold back and stay smart training, slowly building a base to work off of for IMCdA.
Anyone else suffering running withdrawals? What’s your favourite cross-training activity?
I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I’m looking forward to snow so I can cross-country ski and snowshoe to cross-train!