Pain in the neck.Runaway Bridesmaids — By SeraS on September 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm
It’s Sera here, checking in again on NYC marathon training for Runaway Bridesmaids as promised. I’m not so sure I’m on que for my “weekly” check in, I might be late, but I’m here and making the time to connect with you – and really, connect back with me and the intentions I made to be aware of my time during this training.
I’ll just get the important news out up front: I couldn’t do my long run today. I was on target to run a 15 miler after a half marathon last weekend…and here I sit, instead writing you with ice on my neck. Yes, literally, I have a BAD pain in my neck. It might be a pinched nerve, an inflamed disc – not so sure at this point, but I know I need to rest (thanks to the coaching of a few good friends) – and in truth, resting might just be a bigger pain in the neck for me at this point than the physician pain itself.
I don’t want to stop running (physically – as in training for the race) or around like I can save the world and all my tasks in it right now. Sit on the couch – huh? Do you know how many fabulous fall things and very important errands (hello, Target) I could be doing right now. Sitting on the couch and taking care of myself just seems silly. Really?
As I realize how ridiculous I am to not take advantage of this opportunity to slow down (wasn’t I begging for that in my last post), it feels even more ridiculous to not recognize what my body is trying to tell me right now (which I think I already knew in my last post, didn’t I)? I am not respecting my time, my body and/or my boundaries right now and my body is saying Sera, you are a pain in the neck…your crazy ways must stop.
I am choosing to listen. My goals for the rest of the weekend include, ice, movies, heat, healthy dinner, (maybe just a few emails for work…just a few) and, most importantly, NO RUNNING. Can we all please remember this ridiculousness of me not wanting to rest when I want to cry about a long run or how many days I have to run each week with this NYRR training plan in the coming weeks? Seriously.
Who’s had a similar issue with injuries before? Please tell me I’m not crazy
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