Well I sure jumped the shark.
This would be a really cool picture if I didn’t look like I was in excruciating pain, wouldn’t it? I was in excruciating pain! Silly me attempted to run the Scotland Day 10k today and my hamstrings totally blew up at the 1 mile mark. At about 3.5 miles I really thought hard about quitting, but instead I just slowed the heck down and pushed through – I didn’t want a DNF for my team!
So this is it. This is the part where I accept that I have Piriformis Syndrome. In fact I think I can trace what’s going on with my knee back to these tight hamstrings which aren’t getting any less tight. I rested and iced today and I’m rolling my butt on a tennis ball as I type. Tomorrow I go for a sports massage at a place that specializes in runners.
I just got my bike all tuned up so there’s definitely some cross training in my future!
Sunday: Wrapped out from work early and ran 6 miles in Prospect Park
Monday: Rode my bike (slowly) 4 miles to a 5 mile run (Superstar!)
Tuesday: 5 mile bike ride
Wednesday: long work day!
Thursday: Another long work day – the pilot I was working on wrapped!
Friday: 6 miles with the running club
Saturday: 10k slooooowww: 56:09