Sunday, January 27, 2008

Weekly Update

Well, not much to report this week. I only went running once this week. I've been reluctantly taking it easy for the last few weeks nursing a couple injuries. My ankle hasn't bothered me at all this week. I've stopped wearing the brace during the day without any discomfort. I wore it yesterday for an easy three mile run, and really wanted to try running without it. My hamstring felt a lot better this week, though not as it should. My family and I went to the park for a picnic on Wednesday night. After dinner, we were playing tag and running around (I was the monster trying to get my girls), and it felt abnormally normal. So yesterday, I was expecting my run to be a lot better than last time. I ran the same 3.3 miles as I did on last Monday, and I did it exactly 5 minutes faster. I was soooo tempted to keep going, but I didn't want to overdo it.

I also got some advice on my injury from Nic. As it turns out, he is a chiropractor who recently treated a runner with "very very similar problems" as me. I had never heard of ART (Active Release Technique), a treatment approach for soft tissue injuries. They boast a 90% success rate, and say that most clients are better after only just a few treatments, and that relapse is very uncommon. So, I am excited for my appointment with the chiropractor on Monday afternoon. I'll be sure to post about how it goes. Hopefully, I'll be back to my regular training this week!

1 comment:

nwgdc said...

i hope it works! i hate injuries~got a couple myself at the moment. be sure to keep us updated!