Well I've done it. I have committed myself to not running for 2 weeks. You may have thought I said I was being committed but not, just committing myself. Wait that doesn't sound right either. Anyway, I will not run until February 15th (except for the 5 mile race I signed up for this weekend, but it's part of the running club series so, come ooonnnn, I have to do it). This is, of course, due to my nagging right thigh injury. Nope, nothing for me except Pilates and biking for the next two llllloooonnngggg weeks. I will also be on a strict regiment of ice and massage. The ice sucks, the massage... not so much, kinda like that.
I know that all runners get injured at some point so I would love to hear from everyone how they deal with it. How do you deal with your diet? I eat a lot of calories everyday. I try to get them from healthy foods but I have never really limited myself in terms of gross caloric intake because I burn so many running everyday. Now I won't be burning as many so should I restrict my diet? Once I feel I can run again, how should I return? Two weeks is a long time to not run and I don't want to repeat the injury so how slow should I take my return? Should I ditch my marathon training program and replace it with a more conservative one or should I try to gradually return to the schedule? Any thoughts would be great.
I was thinking about the coincidences of life today. I don't really believe in coincidence so I have to examine everything that happens and try to make a connection to something else that happened. I began writing this blog when the pain in my leg returned. I had every intention of writing a blog totally focused on running. I was going to talk about the thoughts and feelings I had during my long runs so that I could review them and see just how crazy I might really be. I also thought it would be good for my children's psychiatrist to have documented proof of their father’s inner demons as this might save him some time investigating the cause of their problems. But I have noticed that since I began writing this I haven't been able to talk much about my running because of this stupid right leg of mine. I haven't been able to explain why the injury and my blog began at the same time but I know there is a reason. As is the case in most of my life, I probably was not meant to do the thing I wanted to do so I am being forced by some higher power (fate) into doing what I should be doing. I would argue that the blogs I have written up to this point SUCK so what's the deal? This cannot be better than what I had planned, can it? I don't know. Again, I would love to hear some funny reason's for this strange series of events... Any thoughts???
I hope you realize that most of the time I am full of #^%$ and that I don't even believe half the things I write. I try to always find humor in everything and bring it to everyone I connect with so please don't think I am really f'ed up. I think I'm totally normal and the rest of you are messed up!!! Just kidding....
Thanks for listening