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Well well, Whad’Ya Know? Huh? Well, I’ll tell you. My hamstring is FINALLY feeling much much better. I am almost afraid to admit it but I think my hamstring is on its way to healing. It may not be 100% healed. It may be 86% healed. Who knows. But, I ran a nice easy 3 yesterday and it didn’t hurt. I am acutely aware of every step I take though. With every injury, comes an awareness of my body that I usually never think about. But, I think about it now. I don’t want to be afraid when I run. I want to enjoy my runs again and savior them.
I know that what happened to my hamstring was not because I did anything wrong. In fact, just the opposite. I did everything right. And will not hesitate to do it all again. My thinking is my body need a bit of a timeout and it manifested itself in my hamstring. My hamstring then erupted in pain, making it difficult or almost impossible to run comfortably. At first, I fought it. And believe me, I’m a fighter, but hamstring fought back and won. So, I took a timeout, did other things and stayed positive. I stayed happy.
And little by little the pain started leaving me. Almost teasing me. Was timeout over? With (as always) great advice from a friend I just ran easy 2 miles then took a day off and ran an easy 3 miles yesterday. I stifled the urge to run more miles because I know better now. Today, with the snow falling I wasn’t able to run and wanting to run tomorrow I was advised to take it easy and don’t sweat it.
So, that leaves me with a race on Sunday. It’s a 4 miler. I know how I am going to approach this race and the strategy to employ. But it all depends on the condition of the route. If it is icy and/or snowy I may have to change it up a bit.
I am just grateful for all of the continued and unwavering support from all of you. So faithful you all are. It’s really a neat thing to be a part of. It makes me appreciate being a runner even more than ever. I appreciate and love you all.
And I’ll never forget how you made ME FEEL!!!