Injured and Depressed
Friday, July 23, 2010
This is something new for me. I miss running. I have been out for 3 days now and I am frustrated and a little depressed because I can't go for a run. Being inured has completely taken my positive attitude away.
I used to hate to run. I always hurt, couldn't breathe and couldn't go very far. But since we have started training for the Half Marathon I have felt great. The pounds were coming off, muscles were emerging out from a long hibernation under the fat. I could actually run distances instead of being out of breath after a block. I know it is irrational, but I feel like it is all going to go away if I don't get out for a run soon.
I am addicted to running and I am going through withdrawal.
But, I know that I need rest my ankle. Keeping it elevated whenever I can. Icing 4 or 5 times a day. Have it wrapped for the rest. Going to be stretching it out a few times today. After all this, I am going to see how it feels tonight and again tomorrow morning. At which point I would like to try a run. An easy, slow run....but a run none the less.
And from the advice I have gotten from the Rookie Running Group (thanks), once I have healed properly, I will be going to get fitted for a proper pair of shoes. I should start saving now.