April 11, 2007

Don't do that

Last Saturday I hurt my leg.

About two weeks ago I started a program of running for fitness (and also cause I enjoy it). I knew that it would be important to go slow, do good warmups, and be careful about injuring myself.

Nevertheless I overdid it.

In retrospect, I wasn't warming up and stretching enough. On the morning in question I even felt unusual stiffness in my leg as I started the run. But I figured I could be careful and stretch out my leg as I ran. Bad idea.

Soon after the run was over I could feel the pain in my right leg. By a couple hours later I was having a hard time walking for the pains shooting through my right thigh and knee.

Since then it's been ups and downs. The internet tells me that I probably suffered a groin pull, with an additional injury to my knee. It basically says that time will heal it.

In the meantime I have to be patient, not try to do too much walking, and take anti-inflamatories to calm things down.

So I'll be passing on next week's Boston Marathon.

Posted by jackhodgson at April 11, 2007 08:49 AM