Monday, July 25, 2011

Energy in, Energy out.

Embarrassing Week... :(

Monday- 1 Mile Run, 2 Miles Lap Swim
Tuesday- 8 Mile Run HM Pace, 15 Min Abs/Stretch
Wednesday- 5 Mile Run Intervals, 30 Min Weights, 10 Min Stretch
Thursday- 5 Mile Run (Pulled Groin) (supposed to be 8)
Friday- REST
Saturday- Groin pulled (supposed to be 15)
Sunday- Groin pulled, 1/2 Mile lap swim

It boggled my mind that no matter the amount of dedication, determination or passion you put into running; your body does not always give you back what you put into it. Energy in does not equal energy out.

I get so frustrated... I have always been a believer that no one 'deserves' or is 'entitled' to anything! BUT if you work your ass off and put your whole heart into something that is how you EARN your desires.  It feels like no matter what I do my body continually comes back with slap in the face.  I just want to RUN.  Run Far and Fast and Strong! 

Have any of you pulled your groin before? Feels pretty AWESOME... not. I've basically been straddling a block of ice at work which has seemed to help.  I tried to run this morning, no go. Did weights instead and I will swim tonight.  I have a half marathon this weekend so it best be better by then!


  1. Don't be embarrassed of that week! Sometimes you kill it and other times the energy just isn't there. Everyone has those weeks and you should be proud of what you DID do! :)

  2. Oh yuck! Sorry about the groin. So frustrating! I've not pulled mine but I know what an annoyance it is. Sure hope you can get it enough rest and ice this week to run the half. Thinking of you.

  3. Never happened to me (and hopefully never will!) but hope it heals up so you can rock it this weekend!

  4. Oh no, I hope it feels better ASAP, good luck with the half this weekend! I'm actually running my first ever half marathon this weekend.

    Injuries are the worst, because they happen when you're so dedicated to something and working really hard on it...which should ordinarily bring reward!

  5. I'm so sorry about your groin! :( I pulled mine two winters ago...not fun at all!

  6. I totally understand how you feel. When I broke my toe, I was in the best shape of my life. I was working so hard and on the way to some great PR's and then slipped down the stairs and all of it was taken from me in an instant. I've never pulled my groin before, but my Dad had to stop exercising for a few months when he did that. Hopefully you recover faster!

  7. Oh man, I have never experienced that. Just last week my lower ankle/foot started giving me problems, peroneal tendonitis. I am off my feet running for at least two weeks, so swimming it is for me!