Injuries and set backs…
This week I have run 2 miles… I am currently on a running hiatus due to a very painful groin and quad area. I have run through the pain over the last couple weeks, including 14 miles on Sunday, but decided if I don’t back off, I will end up on a permanent disabled list.
Much like where I am now…
This is pay back following years of bragging and gloating about never experiencing a running related injury throughout my entire running career.
I don’t think it is very serious; I did what most do when they get injured, I turned to the internet. According to Runner’s World forums what I am experiencing (as I have the same symptoms as those on the forum) is a quadriceps muscle strain… Remedy; Massage!
A fact about me; I don’t and never have stretched! With the strain of adding 2 additional sports to my regular training repertoire, my muscles have become tired and tight and I believe this has caused my current set back. Straight from Dr. John M.D.
But I have continued to swim and cycle; racking up 3 hours on the bike and 5200 meters of swimming so far this week.
It can’t hurt, they are low/ no impact sports…
I found a frozen water bottle in my freezer at work immediately grabbing it for use as a medical apparatus rolling it hard into my quad. It feels like it is working!
Here is hoping it resolves itself!