Friday, March 23, 2012

Over and Out

It’s a beautiful day here in the ugly west (this what our license plates say – Colorado: The Sh*thole State). The hills are calling me.  Injury gods be damned. Call me crazy, but I am over and out for a ten mile trail run.

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I have taken the last two days completely off from anything and everything, which is no easy feat. Today I have no pain whatsoever. I had an excellent ART session with Matt on Wednesday. Even though he made hamburger out of my left hamstring (want cheese and pickles with that?), I do think it helped. Seems that my lower ham hock is so tight and ropey that the pain is radiating up to my ass and points beyond.

Today I will not be my usual overachieving and Type A self. I will calm down, take in the beauty of the trails and relax. I will keep my heart rate subtle and mellow. I will stop if I have pain. These are the promises I make to you and to myself. If they are broken, you will never know because I will not tell you. I never said this was a full disclosure blog.

Here is a dumb picture as I am getting ready to leave. I am showing you my “pole” skills. Yes in fact I do run in these slippers. I never heard that slippers led to injuries:

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Here’s what I know: You all gave me some amazing insight and advice about my aches and pains. I read each and every comment and so did Matt. We talked about a lot of them. I think that wise people tend to acquire knowledge from many different sources, then filter out what works for them and what is true for them. I am trying to be wise. What works for Jenna Talia and Max C. Pads might not work for me. We are all so very different.

I am figuring this out. I am continuing to knock on doors. I will not give up on myself or on running. Some people might have injuries and think, “Oh, guess my body doesn’t want to do that, think I’ll start bowling.” Not me. This is what I love and I will find a way to do it, a way that my body agrees with.

May the running gods be with me today. And also with you.

SUAR

27 comments:

  1. Have a great run today, no pain allowed! You live in trail runner Utopia..lucky girl. :)

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  2. Ugh, sorry to hear you've been in pain again (I've been in Iowa and thus blog-less awhile). Hope your run went great today...yeah, this crap hole state we live in can sure suck the life out of you....just grin and bare it!

    I was stunned when I got home from my race in Iowa that the mountains had considerably less snow. Like rapid melt! Crazy weather we're having.

    Let's FOR SURE get together after you return from your vacation. Miss ya!

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  3. Ten miles of trails sound better than my desk jockey job today. Actually it sounds better any day.

    Hope you get to work out the kinks. Injury can sometimes be a literal pain in the ass.

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  4. I hope your ham hock makes it through your 10 miles! It's definitely gonna deserve the nice Spring Break vacation next week!

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  5. Hope all goes well for you. Injuries are a pain in the ass. See what I did there? Pure comedy gold.

    Your scenery pictures always kill me. How can anyone resist getting out in that? I think it might be nice outside here today too, but I can't really tell through the wall of pollen. I think the pine trees have finally decided to rise up and take back the earth.

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  6. Have a good (not all-out!) run!

    You'll figure out the recipe. Don't start bowling..(might drop the ball on ur foot8)

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  7. Enjoy your run and I hope the pain in your butt doesn't come back, whatever form that might take =)

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  8. Boy, can I relate. You WILL figure it out. You WILL feel good again. You WILL be able to relax while doing what you love and not fear an injury rearing up its ugly head. You are tenacious. You are wise. You look cute pole dancing in fuzzy leopard slippers.

    Hope that trail hit the sweet spot this morning :)

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  9. I hope your run is pain free and FUN and that the tequila cures what ails you next week. Glad to hear the rest and the therapy have helped! You're too legit to quit.

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  10. Yeah for finding the source of butt pain. Boo for tight hammies that cause it.
    During my 8 weeks being injured (but who's counting, right), I have thought a few times that perhaps I wasn't 'designed' for this, or maybe it was time to move on and start something low impact like sewing or online mah jong. I'm so glad I didn't and got a second opinion instead. Now, knowing that my pelvis is almost as twisted as my mind, I am reminded that I really *can* do this, and there's no way I'm going to quit over a twisted hip!
    I hope your run is/was pain free, and that you have some good wine to celebrate with later (it's 5:00 somewhere, I won't tell).

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  11. SO glad to hear you are not having any pain!!! I hope your prob is solved and the treatments working for you continue to do so! Have a great run, and celebrate this thutt/buttcrease/hamass break through week on vaca! Hope to hear nothing but good news from hear on out!

    blogging and twitter have been the best resources for my injury, thank you for your support and feedback on my buttcrease as well...I hope to be running 10 mile trails soon in Cle!

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  12. It is RIDICULOUSLY nice out today! I'm cramming in all my friday work so I can head out to the trails and still get back in time for a happy hour on the patio :) Happy Friday!

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  13. You are a riot. How do your friends run or ride with you? I'd be laughing so hard I wouldn't be able to move.

    ANYWAY I hope the run went GREAT!!!

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  14. Excellent pole skills...your a natural...

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  15. How could you not go run on those trails? Fingers crossed for you, Jenna and Max! No seriously, fingers crossed for you!

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  16. Hope you had an awesome, pain-free trail run :)

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  17. Hope your run was pain-free, beautiful and awesome!

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  18. Ah, you deserve a beautiful run Beth! Oh, and can we go pole dancing when I visit this summer?! That's right! I'm attending the FHBC June 22-24 in your 'hood!

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  19. Hope the running Gods were with you. What's up with that left calf? That thing is huge and we may have a competitor, or addition, to the vein.....we can call it the calf.

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  20. Send you good running Zen! Happy running!!!!!

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  21. My little one has been working on her pole dancing too.
    Hope you had a pain free run in the always gorgeous CO.

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