Something has got to give, but I can't figure out what. I am up by 4:30 am most mornings, and lately I have not been getting home until around 9ish every night. On Monday I started my Triathlon 102 class. It is such an awesome class but it goes from 6 to 9 pm. On Tues and Thurs I have Masters Swim from 6:30 - 8 pm. My weekends are jammed packed with biking, running, races, errands, etc. And the one or two days through the week I don't have something actually scheduled, something always comes up. OK, that's enough for now, but I just thought I would share with you guys because I have had no time to blog or read blogs. Sorry if I have been neglecting you.
My first Triathlon of the season is Saturday morning. I was super excited about it and expecting to do very well because I have been training very hard. BUT, this morning I injured myself. I had been having a bit of pain in my left leg - behind the knee - not the knee itself - but my leg - the lower hamstring area. I did a short workout this morning - an 8 mile bike on the trainer and a 1 mile run. I felt fine during my workout, but when I got home I walked the dog and noticed my low hamstring seemed really tight. I stretched out and rolled out on my foam roller. When I got to work I had to walk up one flight of stairs. I literally couldn't lift my left leg. It was extremely painful. I limped around all day long and the pain has gotten worse instead of better. I cannot lift my left leg toward my butt. I can't lift my foot off the ground, it's not just that it's painful, I just can't physically lift my foot. It's like I have no muscle control.
After a bit of Internet research it appears that I have injured my Biceps Femoris muscle - which is one of the hamstring muscles. I am applying the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) technique as we speak and hopeful to be all better by Saturday..........
|That top X is exactly where the pain is.|
Please send healing thoughts my way. Also any thoughts on the injury or treatment would be great too.
Hopefully I'll be able to do a Race Recap on this Race..........man I hope so!!!
Sorry this post is not very upbeat. But that's where I'm at right now!