Stages of Grief When Faced with Not Running
So. I made it 48 days on my run streak.
I decided yesterday to stop. Since last week, around Thursday or Friday, my right knee started hurting. Same kind of pain I had years ago with my left knee. Back then I was out of the running for 5 months. 5 MONTHS. I can’t be having that right now!!!
I taped my knee and did some self-massage and on my non-training days took it fairly easy. I also bought a knee brace with light-moderate support. But it was still hurting. Because, yeah, I was still running. Duh.
Yesterday whilst still at work, I called the physio. That’s pretty much when I knew I had to end the streak. I have training again on Friday and Sunday. Not sure yet if I’ll actually do the training though.
Then I went home. And my grief started.
Things to do when you can’t run
2: EAT CAKE
Ok, ok. It’s not that bad. I just like being a drama queen sometimes.
So logically, and calmly, I decided to bike instead. We have a bike at home – Ron uses it quite often – so why not take the opportunity to move anyway and impact my knee less?
Friday I go to the physio and hopefully after just a few days rest I can train again.
What do you do when you can’t run???
I’ve been out of the game for a little over three months (foot injuries). I’ve totes cried and ate cake…not being dramatic. I miss it dearly, and have struggled figuring out what to do (wasn’t able to swim or spin for a while due to my injuries, and was only recently cleared). *le sigh* Patience…the dumbest virtue…
ugh. I’m so sorry. I really shouldn’t complain. What happened to your foot? I had surgery and only waited a month before running again. I probably should have waited longer. That’s why I’m in this mess to begin with…
I hope everything is ok and you just need a few days rest!
Thanks babe! I’m hoping just a few days is what I need. Only two days off and it already feels better!
Ack! Sending you healing vibes. Hopefully it’s nothing major and you’ll be back to running in no time.
thanks Rachel! hopefully good news in the morning from the physio!