Since my last post, I have managed to injure my right knee, making me unable to run for the unforeseeable future. According to the PT, I can only do the recumbent bike...which in my opinion is a waste of time. Because of this thinking, I haven't been working out and my knee has actually begun to heal. Go figure...if I actually show some patience, things start to go my way.
Because of this injury, my PT also said to drop out of the Annapolis 10 miler that I was planning to run at the end of August. This was a big let down because I HATE to drop out of races. I'm trying to look at the positive because not running the 10 miler means I'll be able to start training for this race in a couple weeks (fingers crossed!):
This is the race I really want to run, so I have to keep in mind when I want to run while injured. I hope to start biking (the real kind...not recumbent kind) soon so I don't lose the inshapeness (yes...it's a word..I think), but that depends on if I can keep the pain-free feeling for more than one day (I have a tendency to assume that no pain means that it's healed then try to run 5 miles...oops...no wonder it wasn't healing).
But onto happier things....FOOD. Esp. Chocolate..which is the only endorphin I can enjoy still the exercising can start again. We had these fun peeps over for dinner last night and I made this uber YUM dessert . :
|Nice face Luke!|
How do you handle being injured? Can you force yourself to take time off or do you end up attempting to run through the pain?