Track Time + Let’s Talk INJURIES

Hey everyone!

Back again on the blog, but I don’t have much running to update you on. Actually, I skipped yesterday’s run, and this morning’s run, buuut… We will get to that in a minute.

First let’s chat about my workout on Tuesday. If you listened to my latest podcast episode, you would’ve heard all about the bathroom drama during this workout. The workout was a two mile warm up, four laps around the track (sprint on the straightaways, recover on the curves), and a two mile cool down. Seems easy enough, right?

Well, I did the workout, got home, stretched and foam rolled after as usual. My legs felt a bit stiff during the day, but nothing I haven’t felt before. When I got home, I made dinner, carried on with the evening activities, and had an Epsom salt bath. I figured this would take away any soreness I had, though I was wrong. I woke up yesterday morning with my left hip feeling stiff. “Hmm, okay.” I thought, and so I skipped my six mile tempo run, figuring my body needed more time to rest after the track workout. However, as the day went on, I noticed the pain was moreso in my groin area, and off to Google I went. Now, it’s a little scary searching for your symptoms because it comes up with a whole list of injuries that I do NOT want to have. So, I am going to play it safe. Last night after I work I came home and immediately grabbed a couple ice packs to try to numb the pain, which is good for a while but it doesn’t last long. BLAH! Why now!? I mean, I am happy that it is now and not in September when the marathon is only one month away, but come on. Right when I was getting into a routine and feeling excited about my training, I get derailed. I mean, maybe I am blowing it out of proportion and it will heal on its own, but to be on the safe side I have booked an appointment with my doctor, and an appointment with an athletic therapist to make sure I am doing all that I can do stay injury free throughout training.

That’s it! I wanted to update you guys in case you were wondering why there won’t be any running updates for a little while. I’m not too sure how long I won’t be running for – I pray not TOO long, because there’s 87 days until the marathon, and I want to make the most out of my training cycle. What can you do though, right? I just gotta make it work.


Have you ever dealt with an injury?