Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Well, That Didn’t Last

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.


  1. I think part of my challenge is that I'm not always in love with fitness. I often am for long periods of time - but not always. And it only takes a few days of distraction before it is really difficult for me to push my butt back on track. I'm really happy that it is a way of life for you. Maybe if I fake it for long enough I'll feel that way, too?

  2. 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    It's amazing that despite of getting injured, you can still bank the papers and iebre