- Oct 15, 2015
Rough stretch of days. Hang in there.
Thanks. For some reason, the leg started feeling fine around Saturday afternoon. I did a lot of walking in the last couple of days and didn't want to tempt fate by running on it, but I'm going to test it out with a few treadmill miles tomorrow (Monday) before the doctor's appointment.Rough stretch of days. Hang in there.
If only I could afford a physiotherapist. I'm self-employed and I don't have any insurance that would cover physio and I'm not in a financial place right now where I could afford to pay out of pocket.Maybe see a physiotherapist? Whenever I have pain, my physiotherapist uses a combination of manual therapy and acupuncture to fix me up. Even if I’m not in pain, I will see him every few months just to correct any imbalances. You should ask your doctor about it tomorrow.
I think you're smart to continue to monitor the pain. I have found that sometimes, my pain goes away after walking and moving around in general. Hopefully it's as simple as something was tight, but moving around took care of the problem.But a funny thing happened. On Saturday afternoon, I stopped feeling the pain. I did a lot of walking Saturday afternoon and night, walking 5 minutes to the bus to go downtown, 5-10 minutes from the subway to where I was going downtown, 5-10 minutes back to the subway station and 20+ minutes back home from the subway station. No pain. Nothing.
I'd like to think that I'm getting better at monitoring pain and responding to it earlier as I get older. But I was definitely feeling down on Friday as there was quite a bit of pain as well as the other crap with my car. But things are looking up!I think you're smart to continue to monitor the pain. I have found that sometimes, my pain goes away after walking and moving around in general. Hopefully it's as simple as something was tight, but moving around took care of the problem.
I have little problem running through pain for the marathon itself. I had horrible blisters in the 2017 WDW Marathon (bad choice of shoes and mistake I won't make again) and I ran half the race thinking I had a stress fracture in one foot.Glad to hear things are looking up. I had a rough patch in the middle of last month where I felt all sorts of discouragement.
I think the challenge comes in learning how to respond to pain. The competitive side takes over and may try to respond with something along the lines of suck it up and keep going. Or pain is weakness leaving the body. No pain, no gain or know pain, know gain.
The problem is that pain can also be your body telling you something isn't right and needs to be addressed. Meaning you need to either stop doing what you're doing or at least change how you're doing what you're doing.
There are certainly times when you can actually run through pain. But it's important to pay attention to make sure you're not running through pain and heading towards injury.
I think that's the biggest challenge of determining when to run through pain. I think the rule I've more or less settled into is listen to my body. If it's soreness, my body will usually stop protesting and accept it. If it's a problem, I will feel such severe pain that I need to stop. If I experience that in a race, I try slowing down first to see if that will solve the problem. If it happens in training, I usually cut the run short and monitor carefully since I don't want to wreck race day.I have little problem running through pain for the marathon itself. I had horrible blisters in the 2017 WDW Marathon (bad choice of shoes and mistake I won't make again) and I ran half the race thinking I had a stress fracture in one foot.
Glad that it appears to be getting better. I also get almost hypercautious leading up to a race to the point where my nieces and nephews wonder why I'm not goofing off with them like I normally do. Mind you it's never injury risk goofing off even months away from a race, but rather making sure I don't accidentally tweak something that will heal up in a few days that I don't actually have when the race is days or weeks away.Heading into now with less than 5 weeks before the race, a major injury is catastrophic (hence my fears from the leg injury last week). That's my biggest worry, but, running the last two days, I'm feeling more confident that whatever it was is gone now.
I've definitely noticed on my last two long runs that I feel sluggish until that first gel kicks in. Then I feel pretty good. One of my only at Disney goals for the marathon is to have some sort of real food during the race, hopefully in World Showcase.At that point, my legs were feeling tired and I was VERY hungry and had already had one of my gels. I realized that the solid food in my stomach was much more revitalizing that the gels had been (a lesson I'm definitely going to take into the marathon with me).
Thank you! Safely traveled! Looking out on a beautiful sunny and crisp day (from inside currently) in southern Virginia. Will do my strength run in a few hours when it warms up sufficiently.Safe travels.
I've definitely noticed on my last two long runs that I feel sluggish until that first gel kicks in. Then I feel pretty good. One of my only at Disney goals for the marathon is to have some sort of real food during the race, hopefully in World Showcase.