As I posted yesterday I have a lot of races in July. I just kept signing up for them. I couldn’t help it. I admit it. I got greedy.
So guess what? This morning while do my regular 5 miler, I felt a strange pain in my right quad. I thought it may have been a cramp because I’ve never felt anything like this. I asked my running bud to stop so I could stretch and massage. I stopped and did as such and continued on my run. It didn’t hurt, but it felt like the muscle was sore.
I could have stopped but we were halfway through and I didn’t want to walk back, plus it doesn’t hurt as much as it feels sore or bruised. After I got home I immediately WebMD’d myself (I could totally BE a WebMD at this point) to see what the deal was with a pulled quad.
Turns out that it’s not so bad. I could potentially still run, so long as it’s “easy” and the usual R.I.C.E. and such. Plus, I’ve got a massage scheduled tonight so that could help flush out some of the toxins. I’m currently all Arctic Ease wrapped and plan on some swimming tomorrow or sofa surfing. One of the two.
I actually think I may benefit from this little running set back (if it turns out to be a set back at all). If I skip my track work tomorrow and can’t run on Saturday it’s really not a big deal. Whoa. Who just said that?
Me. And you want to know why? Because now that I’ve found myself enjoying the biking and swimming, a little extra in those two can only help me in the races I’ve got lined up. I’ll be careful and watch it and if I have to jog the midnight 10K, so be it.
I’ve got bigger fish to fry.
P.S. I am not freaking out about this and I really believe it’s because I am starting to enjoy my time with Dolly and lord knows I need more practice on the bike. Will wonders never cease?
I love greedy BoB.. get all snuggly with Dolly, she'll make you feel better.
I think its awesome that you are loving other forms of working out. I have recently started cycling and am planning on starting to incorporate some swimming SOON! Although a tri is not on my 2011 to do list. I am for sure going to TRI one next year!!! Good job and enjoy that message tonight!!
SWIM SWIM SWIM! Every time I seem to injure myself… swimming if not 'cures' it; helps tremendously! Hope you feel better.
i hear this happens as you approach 30! HA! Just wait til 40. Just like the whole karma thing, i always say things happen for a reason. sometimes it takes time to find that reason but it does sound like the quad is saying, "yo Beth, gimme a freakin break kid." I'm all for the more biking. Hit me up!
Well looky here! You like to bike!!! I am sorry to hear your leg is pulled and I hope you are feeling 100% soon!!!
Do you ever follow up your runs with a short, recovery spin on Dolly? Works wonders for keeping things loose! Sure you'll be feeling fine in no time.
You CANNOT jog the Midnight 10K. You either have to beat my ass soundly or chick me at the very end. C'mon – woman up!
I hope your leg is feeling good soon! You are right, at least it is a good excuse to spend some time with Dolly and in the pool. Maybe karma knows you have a couple of tris coming up and just wants to help you get the right training balance!
There are no setbacks, just happenstance. Enjoy the variety. Cheers!
Instant Karma's gonna get you,
Gonna look you right in the face,
Better get yourself together darlin',
Join the human race,
How in the world you gonna see,
Laughin' at fools like me,
Who on earth d'you think you are,
A super star,
Well, right you are.