I had high hopes for Kirsten Ankenbrand’s first run. Her first race was the Hot Chocolate 5K — a short one, because, well, she’s a new runner and the maiden version of herself was still working back up in mileage after May’s injury. Continue reading
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Tonight, after I walked out of my podiatrist’s office with tears streaming down my face and a new doctor’s note in my bag, I realized something both liberating and terrifying: this is when the real work begins. Continue reading
As a runner who is injured, and has some significant races lined up this year, the last thing I wanted to do was spend time in the pool. First because I am not really a fan of swimming, and second because it means I must be pretty hurt.
At my second day of bootcamp Friday, I hurt my back about 15 minutes in. It was unpleasant.
I had run the mile warmup, done the walking lunges across the basketball court and was almost finished with my frog jumps when I landed and all of a sudden couldn’t stand back up.
I walked it off. Or so I thought.
I continued through the workout, lifting weights and all that jazz. But by the end, I couldn’t run the sprints. And so I opted to do ab work while everyone else ran their brains out. I could barely get up off the floor.
After heading to the chiropractor Friday, pain killers, muscle relaxers, ice, jacuzzi time and plenty of good old fashioned rest, I am still shuffling around and sitting/standing back up like I’m nine months pregnant.
I skipped the bootcamp class today. It’s every Monday and Friday morning from 6 to 7. But I still went to the gym: I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes and spent another 15 in the jacuzzi, followed by 15 minutes of ice.
I’m headed to the chiropractor again today — I hope to be in good enough share to at least be able to bend over or sit properly. Fingers crossed.
Until I’m fully recovered, though, I’ll continue to take it easy and walk on the treadmill. At least it’s something…