Frustration Level At 9/10

Whine Alert!!!




This trying to stay positive crap is just that crap, even when I know that I have to be.

It keeps getting harder and harder, when all you want to do is run and you can’t.

I haven’t run since last Thursday, then today I jogged around the parking lot at the Rail Trail Run Shop to check out a couple of different kind of Skechers to (more about a little later in a different post)

My hamstring didn’t feel too bad, so when I got back to the house, I decided to go for an easy run. The plan was to do a:

  • 5 min walk warm-up
  • 4 sets of
  • 3 min easy run
  • 3 min brisk walk
  • 5 min cool-down

I got the 5 min warm-up done and about :32 seconds into my run when I shut it down and turned around and walked home.

Yes I was pissed, dejected, disappointed, but mostly I was frustrated.

It seems like the more I try to rehab this frigging hamstring correctly, the worse the damn thing feels!

I am trying hard to be patient and do this rehab process right, but damn I didn’t expect it to get this much worse, before it starts to get better.

This lack of progress is making me wonder why bother doing it correctly, when I can do this well on my own and not worry about doing it by the book! It sure as hell is not nearly as much work!

No, I am not known for my patience, but I am getting better at this patience thing — all be it — slowly.

All I want to happen is for this damn hamstring to heal enough so that I can get back to running again, but this going backwards crap is just that – crap.

Look long-term Harold, keep looking long-term.

Doing it by the books, will result in your legs being in better shape for the long run, I just have to get through this bump in the road.

I am glad that I do have my Chiro appointment tomorrow and hopefully, he will have some words of wisdom that I can latch onto, give me some reasons why things are not getting better or at least give me some hope that at some point soon, things will get better.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know be patient grasshopper.

Sorry about the rant, but I needed to blow some steam and vent some the frustration I am feeling now.

This is just the part of being a Ramshackle Runnah that sucks!

You keep trying to clean-up the mess you made and you keep finding more and more crap, that just takes a LOT longer to clean-up and then fix than you thought.

Unfortunately, I have made such a mess of my body, that jury-rigging myself to be able to just go for a run, isn’t going to fix things for my long-tern running health and being able to do it pain-free.

Thanks for your patience ;-),

Now where is that ice-back, heating pad, foam roller, the stick and all those other torture devices I have been using to properly rehab this hamstring.

5 thoughts on “Frustration Level At 9/10

  1. “Doing it by the books, will result in your legs being in better shape for the long run, I just have to get through this bump in the road.”
    You said it perfectly!! Long term running πŸ™‚ And behave yourself!

  2. Oh no! I totally understand. I developed tendinitis in my knee a few years back and was forced to cancel a half marathon, and not run for months while I went to PT. The PT didn’t hold once I got back on a normal running schedule, and my miles suffered for years until I CHANGED MY SHOES (which no doctor OR PT ever told me to do.) I understand how much it sucks to basically be coddled like, “Oh don’t worry! Be patient!” But it sucks.

    I hope your chiro has some answers and you’re back out there soon!

    1. Thanks, I was just frustrated and needed to vent. I have changed back to the shoes that worked well for me last year and now I just have to heal, so I can run in them again :-). I will be back out there soon of that I have no doubt and I will listen to what the chiro has to say. πŸ™‚

  3. Ugh – that sucks. My thoughts were exactly what Erik said, and is sadly true. I think that this venting was very appropriate and warranted … and it is REALLY good you have a Chiro appt tomorrow before you get too eager to push yourself! πŸ™‚

    Sorry you have to deal with this, but as you know these ramshackle ways can only last so long!

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