Hey, who wants to hear the old tired story of a runner getting injured? Probably no one, but that's all I've got.
Mine's incredibly generic and predictable so I'll try to keep it brief. I'll use bullets to make it more visually appealing.
- Ran 10 miles Thursday, right Achilles tendon started to hurt.
- Achilles hurt all day Thursday, so I followed the normal course of action - did shots and took Friday off.
- Woke up Saturday, Achilles felt better.
- Went to work.
- Attempted to run 10 miles with BFF Carolyn after work.
- Pain came back at mile 4.5 (after only feeling tight prior).
- Made it to 5 miles, walked to Carolyn's car, and made her drive me back to work, wasting her time and causing her to finish her run in the rain. Friend of the year.
- Whined to Eric, drank wine, ate copious amounts of ice cream.
- Lots of RICE-ing occurred for the rest of the weekend (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
My running store manager suggested using a golf ball in addition to foam rolling, since it's smaller and you can really massage the Achilles that way. It has the same "hurts so good" feeling of the foam roller, so that's probably helping.
Then there's the usual "let's look at the positive side!" crap. More free time, extra sleep, etc, etc, but we all know I think in terms of food. We ordered Indian food last night and got the most delicious Garlic Naan there is.
So, enforced rest is upon me. I should probably swim or something instead, but I was really excited to not have to do any more laps at the YMCA or smell like Chlorine until next triathlon season. Tomorrow is the first week of school with kids, which is always really stressful and busy, so I kind of just want to be a little bitch and say "well, if I can't run, F all the exercise then".
I heard a healthy attitude helps heal people, but I'm relying more heavily on the ice cream.
The good news is it feels better today than it did Thursday or Friday, so I'm thinking ending the run as soon as it started to hurt was the right choice.
I had to cancel my 5K group this morning because we had crazy thunderstorms and flash flood warnings, so I stayed in bed super late and read Games of Thrones during that time I'd normally be running, and it was pretty awesome.
The only reason I finally got up at 10:15 was to throw on my Girl on Fire shirt so we could go to Carolyn's and watch The Hunger Games. Yes, we just watched it last weekend, but that was just Eric and I, this was with a bunch of other diehard fans who helped to validate our "but they didn't do it that way in the book!!" comments every 45 seconds.
So, we all know this part of the movie, right? The totally pointless part when Katniss is randomly looking out her window in the training center and pushing buttons to change what area she is viewing? The one that should have been eliminated in order to fit in Haymitch falling off the stage at the reaping?
|I couldn't find it in google images, so I had to go old-fashioned and take pictures|
of the DVD playing with my iphone.
Well, both times I've watched it in the past week, I've made this comment:
That's a clear cinematic connection, in my humble opinion, but no one agrees with me. First, Eric nearly forced me to leave him when he admitted to never even seeing Beauty and the Beast (and this is someone who randomly recites lines from Lion King at least 3 times a week). Then, my girl friends majorly let me down by having no clue what I was talking about and calling it an "obscure reference".
Am I totally crazy for seeing this connection?
Should I do some boring crap like swimming or just be a lazy POS for a few days?