Lament of a (once again) injured runner

I’ve been hoping that very soon I’d be able to say something to the effect of “I overcame an injury and PR’d my fastest 5k time”, or “I was sidelined for a while, but now I’m training for a half marathon”. You get the picture. 

But here I am again. Hurt and unable to run. 

I’ve had a string of injuries since December, but I think this one is the most frustrating because it’s not an IT band injury that can be fixed with stretching and hip strenghtening, or an overuse injury in the shin that can be helped with frequent icing and foam rolling. My clumsy ass went and fell in the shower, banged up my ribs, and pretty much all I can do is sit around and hope it heals quickly.

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10 thoughts on “Lament of a (once again) injured runner

  1. TrekkieLianne

    Oh DANG! Running injuries are bad enough but clumsy ass injuries are like an insult. I slipped on the stairs (running down the stairs wearing socks that were too big) and hit my tailbone 2 weeks ago. It still hurts! It hasn’t impacted my running but I can’t do any yoga or lower body strength training at the moment. Ribs take a long time but you’re young, maybe just a couple of weeks for you.

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Righ?!? Ugh! That really sucks! I hope you start feeling better soon! Haha I’m hoping it takes less than that, I have a 5k in two weeks. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Ashley Dailey Post author

        Haha yeah, probably. πŸ˜‰ I definitely won’t be aiming for a PR like I was originally going to do though.

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  2. statomattic

    Very frustrating, I know, but the good news here is that your ribs really aren’t directly related to running itself, so as soon as they’re healed up you should be able to get right back at it with no long-term problems. Better them than a leg-related injury.

    Strangely, you do need ribs in decent condition when you run because of their proximity to the lungs. Simply breathing can make them act up. Hope you feel better soon…

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Very true!! Haha yeah, breathing still kinda hurts, so running is out of the question at the moment. But I’m thinking it actually won’t take to long to be back up and running again! It’s just kinda frustrating.

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  3. ReluctantRunner

    I like to think my klutziness is a gift to the universe – it serves as an endless source of amusement to people around me. And trail running now offers a whole new world of obstacles to fall over. We do what we can to spread the joy … Hope to read those opening lines of ‘I overcame an injury and …’ soon!

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Oh, I’m good now!! My ribs are probably 95% better. They definitely don’t bother me when I run anymore. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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