Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Injuries, Injuries, Injuries - Just Fuel to the Fire

Let's see. What's the date? Oh yeah, about a month from my next event - my first 50k - and I've messed up my back again. Never fails. Never ever fails. I have yet to participate in any event (I call them "events" not "races") 100% healthy. Something always goes wrong a few weeks or a few days before. Injury, illness, bad blisters - you name it. Now it's my back again. And I was already in PT for a nagging knee problem. It's hell getting old, ain't it?

So I'm laying off the running for a few days in the hopes that things settle down. However, sitting at work all day doesn't help matters.

Speaking of the 50k - I've been overthinking the damn thing way too much. My friend, Karen, is started to get irritated with me, bless her little ole heart - which is 47 today!! Happy Birthday, my friend!

And speaking of PT - it's doing wonders for my lower half. Forget about steel - I'm getting buns of titanium! At 42 years of age, I'm looking better and am healthier than I've ever been in my life. Forget being in my 20s again - long live the 40s!!

1 comment:

Dan said...

Hi Leslie
Sorry to hear about your injury. Sounds like you are doing the right things to get better. You're right, don't over-think the upcoming race. Just try to have a good time. I'm sure it will be a blast. Keep working on your run/walk split in training. You will figure out what works best for you. Good Luck!