Confessions of An Injured Runner

Confessions of An Injured Runner

So over the weekend I started to experience some pain with my hamstring tendon…for anyone who has experienced a strain in this tendon…you also know that it hurts like a bitch. It pretty much makes working out and running impossible. So here are my confessions as of late since I’ve had to succumb to being a lazy couch potato until this pain subsides…and it better be SOON.

::I confess I’ve been coloring. You know in one of those coloring books for adults that are all the rage these days. You guys, if you haven’t snagged one of these yet, what the hell are you waiting for? It’s like I can pretend that I’m no longer an adult for a few hours while I color inside the lines snuggled up with my blankets. Can someone PLEASE bring me some fruit snacks?!


::I confess the only good thing about this injury is that the hubs is willing to shovel the snow in these subzero temps. And of course I’m unable to help at all due to my weakened condition.

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::I confess that I’ve never been so annoyed in my life not being able to workout or run. I have way too much built up energy and I have nowhere to put it. Whenever one of my fav songs comes on I’ve had to resort to jamming out like this…

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::I confess that not being able to workout also means me being a raging, irritable biotch because of it. Working out = stress relief = people live another day without facing my wrath. Today is not that day.

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It really makes me feel all the feels. I prefer to sweat those feels out, lift heavy stuff and call it a day. But no…#fuckinginjury

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::I confess not working out feels like not showering in the morning. I feel gross, dirty, unkempt…UGH make this go away! I’ve learned my lesson to cross train more in between runs I swear!!! I can’t Kanye shrug my way through another week of this.

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::I confess I secretly want every other runner’s legs to blow out as well as I see them happily running by my house because I’m jelly to the max about it. Okay not really…I’m just watching out my window…just wishing that happy runner was me…*sniffle

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:: I confess I’m now cursing my cocky “I never get sick/injured” self for downgrading on my health insurance. I’ll be paying off future med bills for life if this is more of a serious issue #brokeassbitchstatus.

So here’s to hoping that I get to hoard newsfeeds sooner rather than later with post-run selfies. Send good vibes this way and hope this hammie gets its shit together asap!

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Linking up with these lovely ladies this week!




7 thoughts on “Confessions of An Injured Runner

  1. Awwww… sorry girl! I am a seasoned veteran of all the tennis injuries and they suck. Achilles, extensor and lateral something or other which means my heel, top of foot and elbow have all been fried causing me to take an unwanted break. Rest up… you’ll be back in no time!

  2. i am so scared of getting injured because i can’t NOT do muay thai or train. i’ve been suffering with a wrist issue for months but i just tape it up and keep going (not smart). that said, the second i feel any weird twinge, i stop what i’m doing because ain’t nobody got time to get injured!!! hope your hammie heals fast. acupuncture girl; it works wonders!!

  3. Oh man…. I hope you’re on your feet soon. It sounds like everyone around you is suffering almost as much as you are πŸ˜‰ Just kidding! Seriously though, I hate being injured… it’s WORSE than being sick in my opinion. Speedy recovery, friend!

  4. I’ve just started coloring too! I feel a little silly, but it helps me focus and relax at night. I totally understand the frustration with not working out. Even if I miss for a couple days I start to get irritated.

  5. Not being able to work out because you physically cant is the worst thing ever! I hope that you get back to your old self soon. Adult coloring books look so fun, I haven’t snagged one of my own yet.

  6. I’m obsessed with my adult coloring book too. I want more, like the themed ones or the Harry Potter one! It’s a good way to pass time while you are cooped up inside. Sending positive vibes for recovery your way! Being injured is the worst!

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