If I think back to every single run I’ve ever ran/run? There are a few that stand out as the cream of the crop, so to speak. I can vividly recall feelings of elation and confidence and one of those was an 11 mile (18k) LSD run. (the post that’s linked is actually titled “BEST RUN EVER” so you know it’s true) lol
With the prospect of that same distance coupled with both my husband and my favourite running companion, macnic. I was feeling very excited about our Sunday run when I woke up.
Colin was excited he was just “booing” my new phone (I finally have a two-sided camera for selfies! my fav 😉 lol)
After some much needed running fuel and getting Logan settled with Rachel we drove out to the the same ATB part on the course that I ran last week and met up with Nicole.
We’re like sisters from another
mother family. You will note I opted to wear the Brooks – perhaps mistake #1?? …whatever they matched my coat 😉
Anyway we started running together and macnic was running fast and talking as per usual 😉 and I said I wanted to run super slow (like and 11min mile pace….based on my previous long runs avg pace) So we were just chilling and running and the pace was good.
I think it was the downhill just when the Northshore becomes all residential and turns up from the lake that I started to feel pain in my hip and knee – right side as always. I feel like I’m destine to have hip issues for life as a curse to having Logan out of wedlock or something.
Anyway, I don’t know what Colin and Nic were thinking because anyone who’s ever run with me before knows I like to complain. Hence why I prefer running solo – no one to complain to and I can play my runs completely by feel. No pressure.
Anyway it got to the point where I couldn’t run properly without pain. Nic thought it sounded like IT band issues, which I’ve never had before. I stopped on Plains Rd and told them to go ahead. I wanted Colin to have a chance to run and see the Valley Inn hill. I said I’d stretch out and wait for them to come back.
I stretched and rolled my hip and thigh using my water bottle and waited. Danielle and Christina can consist from last week that there are SOOOOO many runners running this same route. I think I was asked if I was ok over 25 times!
don’t worry. I promise never to do a sad face on the blog again.
So as you’ll note – due to RUNNING I warmed up. So I had my gloves and headband off. Big mistake. The longer I sat there waiting, the colder I got. I had sent the others some texts but heard nothing so I decided to start heading back.
I received this comforting picture as I travelled back…. Happy that Colin had indeed tackled the Valley Inn hill YAY!
I ran on through hills and just stopped when I needed to. Finally after I passed La Salle I was running down a huge hill when my knee just gave out. I literally fell to the side. It was then I called my mom and asked her to send Jay, my brother to come get me. As I knew walking would make me freezing.
Colin and macnic caught up to me and I told them I was getting a ride back because I was unable to run and too cold to make the entire walk <—- as I was dressed for running not walking. sigh.
It just started getting colder and darker and due to my limp I couldn’t move fast at all. FINALLY, just as I was about to lose hope and I started getting angry and emotional my brothers car pulled up. It was pretty close to king st so I did end up walking almost 3k in the cold. brrrrrrr
I was so happy to have HEAT!!!!!! and I was saved
We drove back and we passed Colin (who stopped at 19k) and found macnic at the cars. She had just finished her run so the timing was good.
I’m so happy it looks like she had a good time with Colin because I felt so bad that she drove all that way for me not to be able to run.
Moral of the story – think ahead. I don’t think this run would’ve been an issue if it was warm out. The fact that it was cold made the limping and walking unbearable.
I also just want to touch base on a question that I’ve asked and been asked numerous times – “How can you tell when you should run through pain and when you should stop?” – you’ll know. Don’t be an idiot. If you’re pain is increasing, odds are that’s your sign to stop right there. If it’s a nagging pain that you don’t mind running through, finish your run or cut it short. However, bottom line is – if you have to ask yourself, odds are you should stop.
My OA acted up and is still flared today which hasn’t happened in a while! I have new “running rules” that I made for myself yesterday and I will definitely share my plans on tackling this issue with you all tomorrow. I hope everyone had a GREAT Superbowl Sunday.
I didn’t watch any of it. Sorry 😉
what is your worst run/workout to date??
This was my previous one until yesterday….but this is by far the worst EVER!!!!! freezing cold and injured. WORST.FEELING.EVER.
does anyone suffer from ITBS?? or IT problems that go from your hip to your knee?? any advice??
don’t worry I’m making an appt with my sports dr this week to make sure that’s what it is.
what was the BEST part of your day yesterday?? let me live vicariously through you