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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Technical Difficulties

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have not fallen off the face of the planet if I don't post until next week. Instead, I think I'm taking a break from running for the next few days. My left shin is acting funny and I'd rather rest now than push through and risk being injured when my race schedule starts up in earnest in a few months.

That being said, I'll still be doing my bootcamp and using my indoor bike trainer as well as stretching and foam rolling. Which means my Weekly Workout Wround Up posts won't just read "Rest Day. Rest Day. Rest Day."

My shin has felt this way before but normally a good dose of stretching and a good night's sleep fix it right up. The ache is lingering a little longer this time, though, so I'm not sure what's up. I'm sure it will be fine, though. Apparently it could just use a few more rest days.

I'm bummed that I'm missing my interval workouts on Thursday and my long run on Saturday but I'm forcing myself to stay in. The downside of running with a group? Being bummed that you missed hanging out with them when you have to miss a run!

So stay tuned for my next weekly summary post so you can see what I've been up to in lieu of running.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your shin. :-( I hope it feels better soon! Do you have those shin sleeves? I know of people who wear them and love them. Definitely some time off will do you good, and like you said, better now than during racing season, right??

I think that is so neat that you have an indoor trainer! I would LOVE one. Although, I always have good intentions with things like that (hello, exercise videos that haven't been opened....) and they seem to collect dust. But that would be great year round!

kilax said...

I bet it will just take these next few days and you will be good to go! :) I am happy you have your class to go to and trainer to use.

I am already thinking about how I will miss my long runs with the group on the weekends I am traveling!

Lauren Runs said...

Aww - I hope your shin gets better! I find a lot of success in foam rolling. Better to take care of this and modify your stretching/strengthening rather than get injured or sidelined during the summer season. Enjoy the downtime!!

Mica said...

You know I'm feeling the same way. :-) I'm crossing my fingers for a speedy recovery (though you're not really injured now) for you!

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Oh my gosh, sorry to hear about the shin. Hope a few days rest will help it feel better!

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