Running Plans Derailed

April 2, 2017

To be honest, this has been a tough week for me with trying to get workouts in and keep the stress at bay. It seemed like every time I wanted to workout, something happened that made it very difficult to accomplish.


I really wanted to run, and I wanted to run for about 75 minutes, but as soon as I started running, my lower back did not feel right. I ran one mile and then turned around to head back home. I’ve never had problems with my back, so it was really strange. In hindsight, my best guess was that I did too much lifting and too hard of an interval workout the Friday before.


I could tell my back still wasn’t 100%, so I opted to rest another day.


I made it out for a run in the evening since the roads are more clear of snow at this time of the day, and I don’t have to worry as much about ice since the temperature gets right above freezing to melt what’s on the road. I ran 4 miles, but I didn’t want to risk it and run more.


We got a huge dumping of snow. I knew there was no way I was going to be able to run because every time I try to run on the snow and ice, it makes my hip unhappy. Plus my knee randomly started hurting. Geesh! I turn 34, and my body starts falling apart!


I went to the gym to run on the treadmill, but I didn’t even know if I was going to make it there at all. I got stuck backing my car out of the garage (because of all the snow we got). I barely know any of our neighbors to ask for help, but the one neighbor I kind of know happened to open his garage, so I asked if he could give me a push. Twenty minutes later I finally got my car out of the driveway, and I was able to get a 6.5 mile workout on the treadmill in.


I had plans to run this morning, but I ended up having to take our dog, Sadie, to the vet to get a refill on her medicine. (She has hypothyroidism) It was a last-minute thing, and then they didn’t even see her at the vet, so it was a waste of my time. I was going to go that evening once Craig got home from work, but then I started feeling sick (sore throat, headache, fever, body aches). I will run if I had a cold, but I won’t run with a fever or anything bothering me below the neck, so that put a kibosh on running Saturday and Sunday as well.

I really want to get back to a good routine. Nothing satisfies my type-A+ personality more than a routine. Plus, running makes me feels a million times better, so let’s hope this week is a complete 180!

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only runner with a random lower back problem! Mine randomly started feeling weird early last week too. Is this snow over yet????

      1. Luckily my pain went away after a few days, but it was definitely odd! The snow could have gone away about a month or two ago for all I care!

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