What do you do when you’re running so fast and yet feel broken.

So let’s start off with the most awesome news of all:

Today is Friday. Monday is a national holiday here in Canada. And I have ALL of next week off and will be spending it up at the cottage RELAXING!!!

Remember this?

And this?

I wish Abby could understand because then maybe she wouldn’t have been so oppositional (you know, for a change) on our “walk” this morning!

Won’t even look me in the eye when she’s refusing to walk.


Won’t move when I ask/tell her to, but the sound of a squirrel in a tree gets her attention

But then she remembers who she is and gives me a full on Dead Dog.

Last night the weather cooperated for field hockey and we had a great game. I played more a defensive position last night so didn’t score any goals but had a few assists. 

I ended up leaving a bit early because my right ITB and quad were starting to bug me (a lot) and I wanted to stop before it got worse and get home to roll it out a bit.

Again, someone thought they were being helpful when they really weren’t!

While rolling (and cursing) last night I realized that I really don’t have a handle on what’s going on with my right leg. I feel like I’m chasing the injury around, but not actually finding the true source. One day my ITB at the knee is the worst, then it’s my quad, then my hamstrings, then my ITB at the hip – it’s frustrating…and worrisome.

I questioned whether I should run this morning and in the end I did. Couldn’t help myself.  The good thing (at least this is what I tell myself) is that my leg hurts just as much if I’m walking or running.

The sun wasn’t really out, but it was beautiful.

I ran just over 5 miles and my average pace BLEW. ME. AWAY.

7:15 min/mile.

WHAT??!! I have NEVER EVER done that.

I am running SO strong right now. I’ve posted some paces this week that I have NEVER seen before. And yet I feel like I’m broken.

Soooo, I just emailed my coach with this week’s workouts’ paces/times and told him about my leg issues…and asked what he thought about my taking next week, while I’m up at the cottage, off from running. This would give me a chance to work on loosening up my leg without the stress of running on it at the same time. I’m pretty sure that he’s going to agree with me – he gets mad when he finds out one of us is running injured. And I know I need to do it…but having his “ok” on it will really allow me to do it worry free next week.

Ok, this sounds all so negative. I really am SO unbelievably pumped about my performance this week and want to just jump up and down and scream happily about it!! But even more so, I want to make sure I keep on improving and blowing my mind on what I am capable of!!

Am planning to head up to the cottage on Monday so I will aim to post one more time before then!!

Happy Friday!
Happy Long Weekend to my Canadian friends!!!

2 thoughts on “What do you do when you’re running so fast and yet feel broken.

  1. Carson Phillips

    Way to go on your awesome pace! I agree with you- listen to your body and take the week off. Better to rest it for a week then be forced to take mandatory time off due to an injury. And have a blast at the cottage! Don't make Abby walk too much while y'all are there 🙂


  2. Canuck Runner

    Thanks, Carson! Taking time off from running will be easier at the cottage for sure! Oh, don't worry…Abby does NO walking at the cottage…it's all swimming!! 🙂
    Have a great vacay yourself!!!!



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