Friday, April 24, 2015

Thoughts From An Injured Runner

(photo from Masterfile)

1.   "I need to get out there SOON!  I miss running!"

2.   "I'M A RUNNER, TOO!  I'm just injured," yelled from the car when passing a random runner on the road.

3.   "Ice is too cold!  ...Oh wait, that feels good...."

4.   "Heat is too hot!  Ouch!  I think I have 3rd degree burns."

5.   "How long do I ice for?  The bed is soaked."

6.   "I don't think I'm icing enough."

7.   "I don't need to make a doctor's appointment.  I'll rehabilitate myself."

8.    "I won't be as fast when I start running again."

9.   "How could I have ever procrastinated a run?  Ever?"

10.   "I'm still going to wear my running clothes when I go grocery shopping to remind all those strangers that I am, in fact, a runner."

11.  "I need to get out there SOON!  I don't know what to do with myself."

12.   "RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).  I wish I needed to carbo load with some rice..." 

13.   "I can run through an injury, right?"

14.   "I see you runner.  I hate you," muttered quietly from inside the car when passing a smug, show off runner who obviously has no consideration for the injured.

15.   "Just because I'm recovering from an injury doesn't mean I have to stop shopping for running clothes."

16.   "I NEED TO GET OUT THERE SOON!  I think I'm actually dying from not running."

17.    "Maybe I should make a doctor's appointment."


  1. 19. I wonder if a well placed shot of cortisone will solve this problem.

    20. I'll just get used to the pain and then I can run all I want!

    1. Your senility is affecting your simple counting skills.

      No, I made no editing since you posted. I resent the accusation (muttered quietly whilst snickering to herself).

  2. Good luck. My hip has been f*cked since November. Been running through it since mid January, but fewer miles and no hills. What's wrong with yours?

    1. I'm not sure what the diagnosis is. The pain is on the side and toward the back. It's dull, but it's definitely still there. I'm afraid to go out and make it worse or just not go away. What's going on with yours?

  3. What is injured i injured my achilles tendon 2 weeks from the music city half marathon right after my longest run. Talk about being devastated. I have been every single number up there especially wanting to scream out my car window i am a runner too i hate you all for being able to run on this beautiful day. I have been sidelined for 5 weeks. Just got the ok from my physical therapist that i can ride a bike leisurely around the neighborhood this weekend. Really thats going to help i feel my legs are starting to atrophy but i have 4 races in the fall and the big one yes st judes memphis and i will be doing the full so that is what keeps me going with these awful astym treatments where i now will look forward to using the roller on my legs after this it will be a walk in the park but i will get better and hopefully be a stronger and injury free runner again. Hang in there it so sucks!!! Cant wait to be running again hopefully end of May the time will go fast right :(

    1. Ugh, Maria, that must have been painful! It sounds like you're doing all the right things for a safe, successful recovery. I'm planning a fall marathon, too, which means training starts June 1. I wanted to be totally fit with a higher base mileage by then, but who knows at this point. Good luck with the recovery. By the way, I posted a really good article on running recovery on my Facebook page. You should check it out if you get s chance.

  4. Yes but it still hard not being able to run and we have had some awesome cool gorgeous days that i just sigh and wish i could be out there. Cross training to keep somewhat strong. I did check out the article thanks good read good luck with your marathon hope you start feeling better and getting out there soon :)