If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen this post yesterday. I figured it was time to Runfess, so I'm linking up with Marcia's Healthy Slice for some Runfessions.
What do I have to runfess about this month?
Running and I are currently not really getting along and I suspect it's because I've neglected my strength and physio work these past two months. I'm all over my athletes to do strength training but I can't seem to get myself to do it. Do as I say, not as I do, right?? Ugh. Bad coach.
I runfess that I am very concerned that my hamstring issue is coming back. After yesterday's race pace run, I had this low grade burning sensation in my upper hamstring and tightness in the belly of my hamstring. This is pretty much the exact same feeling (albeit less intense) I had when I was injured last year. Minus the nerve pain issues. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't freaking out a bit. There's exactly 4 weeks left until Tremblant, if I got injured now, I think it'd probably quit triathlon for the foreseeable future.
I runfess that I dragged myself to the gym this morning after swimming to do the work I'm supposed to be doing on a regular basis. I'm pretty sure I will be sore tomorrow.
I runfess that these days I'd much rather be riding my bike than running because running just doesn't feel good anymore. There. I said it. Never thought I'd see the day but there it is. I want desperately to get back to loving running again. I know it's going to involve a long process of rehabilitation, mostly because I don't move efficiently. I have mobility issues almost everywhere in my body. There are some that I have been diligently working at (my t-spine mobility) but I am so far gone in that area that it will probably take me a very long time to see any real results. I'd love to just say screw it but unfortunately that lack of mobility affects everything from swimming, to cycling, to running. So, I need to continue to work on freeing things up.
I runfess that I am FED UP with the weather in Toronto. This has been one of the rainiest springs I can remember in years. I actually rode my bike on the trainer yesterday because it was absolutely pissing out. Isn't the saying April showers bring May flowers?? COME ON MOTHER NATURE, stop being a cow.
Whew, guess I had a lot on my mind, ha ha. I'm feeling much better.
Do you have any Runfessions to share this month? Rain: Love it or hate it?