Gonna try again tomorrow
I put off writing a blog for a few days in hopes of delivering better news about my running. Thankfully the last few days have gone well and I’m back on track, (pun intended). This is what happened… A week ago Monday I had a good workout with Taylor Milne but my back was a little sore. A few hours after the workout my back was really sore and it felt very similar to the injury that put me out for a few months back in 2008. I wasn’t overly worried about any damage already incurred however, I was very concerned about it getting any worse.
By 9:15 he next morning I was in to see my chiropractor, Aras Kvedaras, and he confirmed that my disc was interfering with my nerve. He treated me a few times over a couple of days while I rested. I spent the next few days in the pool and on the stationary bike maintaining fitness. Subtle things such as pruned fingers from 1 hour and 50 minutes in the pool and transforming my TV room into a spin bike studio reminded me of last winter when all I did was cross-train. With more help from my physiotherapist, Brenda Scott-Thomas, I started to feel better and was running by the week’s end. There were a few more days of X-training mixed with running and now I’m feeling much better. I only missed three running workouts in the time off. That’s not a big deal in the big picture, although I missed enough to warrant skipping the January 23rd race and focus on a workout instead.
I was ready to scrap the indoor season completely or at least put off racing until later in February but I should be fine for January 30th if things keep moving in the right direction. Being injured is never fun but it more stressful if you’re trying to hit a certain race. Because the indoor season is a set-up for my outdoor season there is no need to ‘reach’ in order to race.
Yesterday I was nominated as one of the three finalists for the Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the Year . The winner will be announced on February 25th at the Hamilton CYO dinner.