Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Injuries suck

So, you know how I mentioned that I'm supposed to be running a half marathon this Saturday in my last post?

Yeah.

Somehow I've hurt my Achilles tendon. I was walking around on Sunday (barefoot mind you) and it randomly started to hurt. Like, a LOT. I didn't do anything to make it hurt that I know of, so I'm not quite sure what to think. I ran on Monday, just an easy 2 mile run to see how it would feel, and it was okay, though still a little sore. Nothing like Sunday. But, now I'm not sure if I should do my race or not.

Do you ever hit unexpected road bumps on your path - whether it be training for a race or trying to get published or something else? Of course you do, it's part of life. Things happen. Unexpected things happen. Sometimes they're good things and sometimes, not so much.

I guess the trick is recognizing when it's okay to keep pushing forward, to endure and persevere and all of that. And when is the time to back off, to rest for a while, or reroute your plan.

I paid $70 for this race though, and I'm not magnanimous enough to want to just donate that much money to them. I think it's silly enough to pay someone for the "opportunity" to go run 13.1 miles, let alone to say, "well, I was going to run your race but something came up, so here, please take my money! Enjoy it!" So I'll probably still go and if I have to walk the darn thing so that I don't permanently injure my tendon, then that's what I'll do. Hopefully it's a scenic route!

How about you? Hit any unexpected road bumps recently?

6 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so sorry about your injury. There's nothing like that kind of pain. I hope you recover fully and soon! Take it easy on the 13.1 miles. I'm rooting for you!

Carolyn V said...

Nooo! I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. =( I've never done anything to my Achilles, so I have no great advice. But as far as the bumps, I've had too many. ;) I just keep going and hope it was the right path.

Melony said...

Hope you feel better soon! That does not sound comfy!

Melony said...

Hope you feel better soon! That does not sound comfy!

Melony said...

Hope you feel better soon! That does not sound comfy!

Janet Johnson said...

So sorry to hear about your injury. Not cool! Wish I had some good advice, but maybe just $70 isn't worth hurting your foot worse. Be careful! (That said, If it were me, I'd show up too to see what I could do.)