Well the rest/recovery period continues. I spent the whole day icing and keeping compression on my lower thigh just above my knee. Yesterday was the first day in a week that I didnt have tighness in this area. I actually took a few 20 yard jogs throughout the day and didnt feel any pain or tightness. I feel good enough to take a bike ride or some type of cross training this week and will probably hold off on running until next week. Feel like I've lost a lot of time in training but I have to keep reminding myself that rest/recovery is most important right now. Thank all of you for your suggestions as I work through this, I really need to re-plan my training and body maintenance and all of you have provided some great feedback that should help in the future.
What is the longest period you have been sidelined with an injury? Did you mentally go crazy because you felt like you should be out there running?
So plan is to try and bike a few miles tonight. Less impact than pounding the pavement. Also keep the ice and compression going for a few more days.
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!