I’m Afraid That I’m Injured

This is a bit of a “woe is me” post as I continue to struggle with my training.  I’m scared, concerned and nervous about the upcoming half marathon, especially now with the pain I’m in.

Crescent Lake

As I mentioned, I was in Walt Disney World this past weekend for a fun and relaxing trip.  While I was down there, I was able to run two of the amazing running trails WDW has to offer.  On Sunday, I ran the trail around Crescent Lake and down to Hollywood Studios.  This is where my left leg started bothering me and then proceeded to get worse throughout the day.  The pain was in my entire upper left leg on the first day.  Sitting, standing and walking were all excruciating.  I have no idea what I did.  I don’t recall twisting it or stepping the wrong way.  I did however run at a faster pace than I ever have, which I’m assuming was due to my excitement and the atmosphere of running in WDW.  I also stopped short numerous times to take pictures along the way.  Maybe all of the additional walking around the parks was just too much for my system on top of my training.

The next day was a bit better, but the pain now seemed to be focused where my leg meets my hip and walking was still painful.  It is now three days later and the pain persists.  I am writing this with a heating pad wrapped around my leg and I haven’t trained since Sunday.

This is seriously freaking me out.  I am only 3 ½ weeks away from my first half marathon and I don’t have time to rest.  I was planning on getting 9 miles in this weekend and at this rate I’m not sure I can even do 1 mile.  I don’t want to aggravate this and completely ruin my chances of running in the race.  Fingers crossed this is temporary and I will be able to start running again soon!

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