Injury Update

I wish I could tell you that I am all healed and can start running again. Or at least tell you I know exactly what is wrong and when I will be running again. Sadly, I can’t tell you either of those things 😦 All I know is that I am still having IT Band and Piriformis issues, both of which are not getting better with rest, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

I cannot begin to tell you how frustrated I am. I can tell you that I never imagined that I would have a “runless” summer and that I would miss all my favorite summer races. It’s crazy to think that I can’t run a single race this summer, yet prior summers I raced every weekend, sometimes twice in one weekend. I even planned vacations and outings with friends and family around races. I was crazy about running….still am.

Hard to believe that last year I ran 5 marathons with little to no problems. Yet this year, I can’t manage to do 1.

Towpath Marathon 2011

I will tell you that, I will get over these injuries and come back stronger. Even though I am not running now, I am still a runner. It’s not just who I am but it is my part of my life.

Disclosure: I promise this will be the only sappy/sorry post I will post. Back to regularly scheduled non sense tomorrow.

7 thoughts on “Injury Update

  1. 😦 Well hopefully you are still able to do core work and other cross training to keep the fitness level up 🙂


    Wonder what the cause of the flare up was for you? For me it was my shoes and changing my running form, went back to how I used to train and it is only minor pain now!

    Sending positive healing vibes your way!!!

  2. wish I had some words of wisdom for you. It really sucks. Like Matt said though, I actually have gone back what kept me uninjured a couple years ago… non minimal shoes (for majority of my runs – only running in 4-5mm shoes 1x a week and 12mm the rest), cross training, and more rest. It’s seemed to have helped so far…. fingers crossed!

    really feel for ya though, blows big time!

  3. boo. i hope your injury shapes up quickly. the pits for sure. also, never apologize for sappy posts. that’s what i love about blogging, is that people will always support you && it’s something for you to look back on. to maybe learn from, or be like, “YAH I GOT THROUGH THIS SUCKY SHIT!” because lets be honest… we both know injuries are some sucky shit.

  4. stay positive jess! you will get back there whether it is one week or a few months from now…better to come back strong an healthy than shlock together a bunch of poo training while in pain. i hope your lungs are in shape to scream at CP on sunday!

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