I have been plagued by another running injury. I mentioned in previous posts that I am climbing up the kilometer ladder and have made it to 8.2 km. About 4 days after that run, I did a 5km run home from the office. Then 2-3 days after that I ran again, only to be stopped at 3.6 km due to significant pain in the lower part of my legs. That pain is now over a week old and not going away anytime soon. Ugh.
Bloody hell! Really?! I am so frustrated. I was getting into a great groove and now this. It’s been 5 days since my last run. I’ve been resting, I’ve been doing some stretching. Yet, every time I walk down a flight of stairs, I feel an electric-shock like pain running down the right lateral side of my lower leg. Have I now irritated the fibular nerve? The pain also seems to be creeping up just behind the knee so now I am also thinking it might be the right IT band. $(%SK@!!
I have clearly done too much, too fast. That’s the type-A personality in me, I suppose. My girlfriends have all signed up for a 10km run in May. I don’t think my body will let me run 10 km. I think I’m destined to be a 5km runner. Don’t misunderstand me – I didn’t have dreams of running a marathon (though the thought of walking/running the real Marathon route in Greece has been something I’ve been thinking about lately) – but I thought at least I could run 10 km. It felt within my reach. Now? Not so much.
I know what I should do — physio, stretching, ice and rest. I’ll get through this injury. Guess there’s no run for me today, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since it is -10C today. Bright side, right?