Sorry for the long absence. I haven't been too motivated to blog about my running lately since I haven't been running much. It's been pretty frustrating. But, I am back.
Well, after two weeks of very little running, I am feeling a little better. I think my ankle pains might be a result of some tendonitis. I pulled out my old ankle brace, and I have been wearing that for the last several days. I think that is making a big difference. I'm still not sure about the pain in my hamstring. This last week, it seems to have gotten a little better, but still hasn't gone away. I'm feeling optimistic, though. I just don't want to keep taking so much time off. Boston is fast approaching, (my countdown says it's only 30 days away--some lights must have burned out or something, so I gotta look into getting that fixed--I know I still have about 3 months, so I'm not too worried yet) and I want to be ready.
I went for an easy 3 mile run today. It felt so great to get out and run, but the discomfort is far from gone. I don't want to overdo it and cause further injury, but man, it's hard when I know I could be doing so much more! I have been doing some strengthening exercises for my hamstring and butt that I hope will help out. Maybe I need to ask my wife for some more massages. Those are always nice.
If anybody out there has any advice, I'd love to hear it!