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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.

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  • PIXIE637
    Don't let this get you down. Keep a positive mind throughout and you'll be going before you know it. I'm sure you'll enjoy it just as much when you ready to get going again. In the mean time, maybe you can do upper body stretching at strengthening (if your not already). That will help your body stay ready to get back to it. Best wishes on your recovery! emoticon
    3721 days ago
    It's a bummer, isn't it? I injured myself last week and couldn't run for a while either. It's hard not to feel down but resting really is the best thing. If you don't you could hurt yourself even worse. Don't worry, you'll be back out there soon! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.
    3721 days ago
  • JENNY888
    I experienced an injured to last month and couldn't do my normal treadmill so I know how you feel. Find other things to do in the meanwhile. I wish you the best of luck. New and better shoes sounds like a great idea.
    3721 days ago
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