Suck it, quad

If you follow me on Twitter or Dailymile, you know that I haven’t done much running in the past couple of weeks.

I’ve been going crazy with this whole not running thing. My chiropractor thinks it might have been a microtear or quad strain… and we’ve pinpointed it to an “easy” 4 mile run that was done half on very loosely packed gravel. The extra effort it took to push off each step on the gravel is what likely caused my knee/quad funk.

I’m going to have a biometric assessment with a specialist this week and hopefully will be back running soon (my goal is next weekend). Ragnar, 3 half marathons and Lakefront Marathon await me!

Right now, I have to figure out WHAT IN THE HECK to do. Walking hasn’t seemed to aggravate my quad, so I might end up covering the miles that way. How frustrating.

I’ve been following a RICE regimen and I’m going stir crazy. Praying I can get back running soon, or I may have to rethink some of my summer races… which is the LAST thing I want to do.

 

One Reply to “Suck it, quad”

  1. Amy I have had injuries in the past and was really frustrated when I couldn’t run until I tried pool running. I got a belt to wear in the water that made me buoyant and I could run in the deep end of the pool. It’s amazing how good of a workout it can be but there is no impact. It got a little boring running around in circles but it was so much better than not running at all. 🙂

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