Ever feel like you just want to bang your head against the wall?
Ever feel like your head is telling you to do one thing but your body is telling to do another?
Yep…that’s where I am right now.
I was buzzing along, feeling pretty good about my runs when I got to them and then
Injury strikes (I think).
My hips hurt. My left knee hurts but there’s not one specific moment in time I can remember injuring it.
So I talked myself out of injury and into thinking it’s a rut. That would be about right. Afterall, it’s been a LONG training season. Cycling on and off since last December when I started training for Ironman.
A funk would be justified right?!
So I gave in and let it ride for a little bit. Maybe a week off would rekindle my love of the sport and get me back on the trail.
I tried running a few days ago and I’m not sure what it is. I talked about in the Instagram post but the run felt clunky. I felt out of breathe, and slow. Four miles later I gave up.
Today, I’m still dealing with nagging pain in my knee, hips that don’t feel right and frustrated that stretching and rest aren’t helping.
Then it occurred to me that I had this same issue almost exactly a year ago. So I guess I’m going to head back to the physical therapist to see if my hips are out of alignment again and let myself slow down some.
I need to figure this out again before we start marathon training soon. My coach told me too. Afterall, 40 miles a week won’t feel good if you’re in pain!
I’m still planning on completing the halfs in October and November but they won’t be PRs.
Mentally, it’s so tough to give in but I know I need it.