Sunday, February 8, 2009

3 Days Later

Husband and I are signed up for the Sweetheart Run 5K this coming Saturday. I'm honestly not sure whether or not I'll be able to run by then.

The pain has changed. I'm fairly certain it's healing, but I don't know how long the healing process is going to take. I have sharp pain during certain movements. Dull pain when sitting. It feels okay when I stand. I also notice that the muscle is very tight. I'm trying to figure out how to stretch it gently without worsening the injury.

I haven't done much of anything for the past few days. Except knit. I'm about 3-4 inches away from finishing Daughter's scarf. That may turn out to be a good thing. The weather has taken a turn for the worse - windy/gusty with rain/snow in the forcast. She'll actually be able to use the scarf if I finish it up tonight.

23 comments:

  1. Heal, Lisa, heal! (()) yes, the eating-after-running idea was one of the better ones I've head ;) I just ran witha $20 in my sports bra!

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  2. Sounds like great weather to do some knitting. I hope the "injury" heals up fast.

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  3. Sending healing vibes your way - the ones I can spare anyway. ;) I hope the hamstring is okay soon and that you can complete the sweetheart race with your sweetheart!

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  4. keep healing! I hope that it starts feeling better soon! keep resting and hopefully you find a stretch that will help :)

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  5. Have you thought about a (gentle!) sports massage to help with the healing? Good luck babying it this week! Sure hope you get to run with your honey, but if not on Saturday then some other time, eh?

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  6. Take it easy - I hope this clears up quick. I like the gentle massage idea too.

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  7. Sending healing thoughts your way! Take care.

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  8. keep stretching all you can, it truly helps..and go get some anti inflamatories it's worth it!

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  9. sTill a week away, positive thoughts, positive thoughts.

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  10. Hang in there and get well soon. Lots of ice- lots of rest. :o)

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  11. The 5k should be a blast! You can always walk it at any pace you are comfortable with.

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  12. Take care of yourself and your leg. I hope you're up and running again soon!

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  13. Perhaps walking the 5K might be best, if that does not bother you. I did not stretch my hammy much when I initially injured mine for fear of injuring it worse. I did however, stretch the opposite muscles (quads & hip flexors). Hope you heal up soon.

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  14. I'm with Shirley...maybe walk or walk/run the 5k.

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  15. I think you got some great advice. I think a Sweetheart 5K walk with your hubby sounds like a nice way to spend Valentine's Day.

    I hope you are feeling better and back in running shape soon!

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  16. I feel you on the frustration with the injury. I had a suck-0 injury filled weekend too. Booo-hiss! Hope we're both better soon!

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  17. I hope you get well soon. Rest, relax and do what it takes to heal up.

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  18. The best way to stretch it gentle is to do just that, be gentle. The one stretch that has helped me (and healed me) the most is taking some sort of rope/yoga strap or whatever you have that you can wrap around one foot/arch, grabbing both ends, and keeping the leg straight out gently raise/pull up the leg as far as is comfortable, keeping the leg straight. If that means only getting it up 5 or 6 inches, so be it. Eventually your range of motion will improve and you will feel the healing taking place. You can keep the other leg bent, but get a better stretch with it straight out also. (this was the yoga stretch I learned from the instructor--the strap is basically a prop)

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  19. Hi yes heal heal heal!!!

    If your still in pain do not do the race. Ok like you don't know that????

    DUH!!!

    Seriously, take care Lisa!!

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  20. Nuts! I hope you heal quickly and you're ok to run the 5k.

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  21. Jeez, good luck healing up!! I hope you're good to run the 5K, but don't hurt yourself more in the process...

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  22. I hope you can run the 5k - what a bugger you injured yourself! Very frustrating (remind me NEVER to say I'm feeling great!!).

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