Sunday, February 8, 2009

7 on the 7th and RICE

Well I managed to finish my 7 on the 7th in some good weather for a nice change! Yesterday was record breaking warm temperatures however the downside was the sidewalks were full of water and puddles from the melting snow.  However, I managed to get my 7 miles in pretty well (considering it was the first outdoor run in weeks).  I had a full intention of 75 minutes to get it done...well, well, well...

I started out great but like I said, the water getting in my shoes took some getting used to.  I had my ipod up to max volume to give me a push.  I felt a lot of energy from the warming temp.  I tried really, really hard not to look at my Garmin but couldn't help myself a few times.  A little addictive. :).  I am actually glad I did because it kicked my butt a few times.  I wrapped up the seven miles in exactly 70 minutes - I am not kidding - I hit the stop button at 7 miles and time was exactly 1:10.  Crazy.  I felt pretty good about it and anxious to get going on some speed work this week. Thanks to Run to the Finish for putting it together!  

Now on to today's adventures.  I did not do my long run today as I am running with a coworker tomorrow.  So tonight I had my soccer game which I was really excited about!  Last week we played a team filled with 19 and 20 year olds and I knew this week's opponents were more in the 30+ set.  Thankfully.   Anyway, I had a lot of energy to burn and couldn't wait to get on the field.  I play mid-field so there is a lot of running but today when I got out there, something felt funny in the right quad.  I ran around a bit hoping it would go away.  Then on a rush for the goal, I crumpled in what I thought was a charlie horse (the worst one I have ever had!).  I dragged myself off and then began stretching and trying to work it out.  

I waited it out until the second half and went back in.  I was running around OK and then again on a break for the ball on the right way, I planted my left foot with the intent of striking with my right foot and my whole body went down with killer pain in my right upper quad.  I think it is my hip flexor??  It is very painful to lift my leg and I literally dragged my right leg home.  

So now what do I do?? I will be really bummed if this squashes my soccer playing but even worse if I can't run.   I welcome any and all advice.  I am trying to do RICE but if there other helpful tips - I'll take them. :)  

Speaking of helpful tips - thank-you to all who commented on my last post.  I really took everything in and will make that call this week.  At this point (injury aside) I am really considering doing the 1/2 and save Marathon #2 for the fall.  I have decided I can be mom, wife, friend, sister etc... AND runner.  I just need to know my limits. :)  Thanks again all. :)

22 comments:

Melanie said...

OH NO!!!!! I've got my fingers crossed that it's nothing serious! I had a hip flexor injury last march... not fun. I did a few weeks of ART therapy sessions with my chiro, and it worked wonders. Speedy healing, and awesome job on 7 in 70!

aron said...

i hope your leg is ok!!!

great job on the 7!

RunToFinish said...

as the queen of recent injuries, I swear by ice...anti inflammatories and well sincere belief that it will get better!! Hope it's nothing major.

way to slossh through the race

MCM Mama said...

Ooh, hope it heals up quickly!

Good job on the run!

RunningLaur said...

rice, rest, rice, and rest!
Hope you feel better!

Marci said...

Great job on your 7 miles!! I hope your leg is OK - I e-mailed you tonight, hopefully we can sign up this week and make announcements (exciting!!)

Rookie on the Run said...

Great job on your 7 in 70! I also played soccer this afternoon (we had the young girls this time). After the game, I was complaining about a blister on my toe. Guess I'll stop whining about my blister after reading about your injury! That must have HURT like heck! I hope it heals quickly. Don't over-do it!

Denise said...

Great job w/ the run!! And I'm glad you're feeling better!

BeachRunner said...

Hope you are ok. RICE and I hope you are feeling better soon.

Missy said...

RICE and a massage..a good, sport kind of massage not no stinkin Swedish massage. Still hurtin in 3-4 days, Dr. Sports Med:(

tfh said...

Great job on your 7! Hope everything's okay with your leg-- I've never experienced that but it sounds scary.

Heather said...

Great 7 miler! Hope you heal up fast.

Marlene said...

Congrats on your speedy virtual race!

Sorry to hear about your quad/hip... I have no idea what to tell you, except to RICE and take it easy. Here's hoping it feels better QUICK!

Nicole said...

Congrats on the 7! Hope you are feeling better.

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Runner Leana said...

Oh no, ow for your leg! I hope everything is alright! I have a great sports chiro who does ART that helps quite a bit.

Congratulations on your great 7 on the 7th though!

lindsay said...

great job on the 7 miler! i hope your leg is ok and nothing serious! i've had sore hip flexors before and they are no fun.

joyRuN said...

Great job on the 7! And hope your leg heals up quick :)

Laurel said...

That sounds pretty painful. Maybe your leg is trying to help you make that decision.

Hope it heals up soon! Maybe just a day or two of rest/stretching is just what the Dr ordered.

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

Hope your leg feels better soon!

Great job on the run!!!

Boy Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Whew, 7 miles in 70 min, awesome! Sorry about the leg, my best friend does a lot of running, same issue she went to a sports medicine chiropractor who did some funky, weird adjustments and acupuncture that really helped.

Nobel4Lit said...

Congrats on your 7 on 7th!!