I have never been one to let an injury slow me down. When I smashed my knee on a tree while sledding when I was a kid and it swelled up full of blood I still went and played hockey the next weekend. When I was snowboarding last year and smacked my head on the ground when I fell backwards I continued for another couple of hours before I called it quits, even though my neck was killing me.
And so, against the suggestions of the chiropractor I went for a very short run yesterday. I figured it had been about 3.5 days since I hurt my leg, and she only said don’t do any running for a week, so, y’know, close enough!
I decided I would only run 2k, about 8 or 9 minutes worth. I also decided that since I was only running such a short distance I was going to go fast. While I am happy with the results of the Mudnewton race, 13th Male, I was not happy with the overall speed. I know that part of the speed issue in that race is that I am running on trails through the woods with hills and obstacles and whatnot but, I wanted to show myself that I could still be fast! I need to be fast for my next race anyways, the Zombie run!
So off I went, and I completed the 2k in 8:16 with only one little twinge in my leg. It’s fine really. I’m going to layoff again for a few days and probably just do a short run on Saturday.
I did go for a swim again with Amber yesterday, that was pretty good. I don’t think I enjoy it as much as she does, but it’s a different challenge for me. I was doing 25m laps in about 25 seconds, so I’m pretty happy with that. I will say that I was told to stretch that part of my leg and swimming accomplished that. It was actually much more sore than it was while running, but in a different sort of way.
I think that exercise has just become so routine for me that to be told to sit on the couch is something I really don’t want to do. I like being on the move and unless I feel that I really am unable to do it I am going to.