If you're injured and you know it....

my training plan is mocking me
Remember that nice little training plan I just posted? One problem- I am already injured. My right hip/glute/hamstring has been extremely unhappy for the past few weeks.

It's a chronic issue from gymnastics, but it normally doesn't bother me too much. But lately is has gone from slightly uncomfortable to really painful. It hurts the entire time I am running. I have pushed myself through my normal weekday 6 milers, but I am in agony by the time I finish. It hurts when I sit. It hurts when I do yoga.

I am crooked yo!
I have tried to be good. I stretch and foam roll like it is my job. I've been going to a yoga class 1-2 times a week. I've iced. I even went to the trouble of finding a new chiropractor that is closer to my house so I can actually go during the week. She is great. She said I was a mess. My whole pelvis was twisted because the muscles on my right side were so overly tight. It was twisted to such an extent that my right leg was almost 2 inches shorter than my left.

I told her to dig in and she did. It hurt, but I did feel much better when I left.

And then I went running the next morning. I know that the smart thing to do would be to take some time off now very early in my training. I'll heal more quickly and be back at 100% and make up any lost training. Blah, blah, blah. I just can't do it. The idea of not running or doing anything with impact for a few weeks gives me a panic attack.

Do any of you keep running through injury?  Please tell me I'm not the only stupid one?


  1. You are not the only stupid one - I used to do that and learned my lesson. Stop running through the pain! You know you are only making it worse :P


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