Here I sit on Juneathon Day 1 @11:30pm, just now getting to my blogpost. Not a good sign, people. I did my exercise tho, @10am this morning: a 2.25mi. walk with a steady but limping gait. Even that was pushing it, as I was a little sore on my return.
After happily announcing this year’s 100 mi. running goal for June in mid-May, my ship sank a few days ago. Seems I tweaked my right leg after some enthusiastic plyometrics last Thursday & a 5 mi. run Friday. Four days of lame later, I called my doctor. Official diagnosis: a strained hip flexor w/likely pulled upper quad too. Nice.
Treatment & recovery underway. Icing & 1800mg/day Ibupofen for the short term, mild to moderate stretching before & after any mild to moderate exercise, based on my improvement levels over time. I’m told to “proceed with caution.” Pooh, I’m not a patient person, but if I want to keep to my first half-marathon goal for September, I will have to sacrifice my 100-mi. Juneathon. The doctor said I still have plenty of time to recover & continue training for my half, so yay for that :-)
What’s most disappointing about having to scrap a 100-mi. Juneathon is that I spent Janathon 2013 in final recovery of a yearlong bout with plantar fasciitis & had amazing success! I got back to running 3X a week & continued to progress by committing to Marathon Talk’s Jantastic-Febulous-Marchvellous 3-month running challenge. By the end of March, I was up to 4 or 5 mi. long runs on top of a couple 5K runs per week. Life was grand.
But that was then & this is now. Since yesterday’s diagnosis, I’m mentally & physically adjusting. New goals for June TBA tomorrow, cuz I’ve had enough typing tonight. Here’s today’s photo: an Eastern Phoebe nest we found in our woodshed. It wasn’t there a week ago. I can reach the nest, but it’s so close to the roofline that I can only look into it by using a mirror. 5 eggs at the ready! Mum should start setting any day now.