"Winners must have two things: Definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them." -Unknown
That was the quote that was hanging on the wall while my leg was shocked, stretched, poked and prodded today at the physical therapist.
I think I need to read this about 1,000,000 times a day to remind me not to give up. I've made it this far in my training cycle; 4 months of injuries and issues and I haven't give up yet. Why should I now?
PT hit some new painful spots in my hamstring and behind the knee as well as unlocking my hip (AGAIN). I was told to complete my 22 mile run this weekend as planned so that I can properly taper for the race in 3.5 weeks.
Is it really time to taper? I feel like I haven't even been able to train yet.
The run today was... disappointing. I experienced more pain and discomfort than I had hoped for, but I'll have one more treatment and another rest day under my belt before I tackle the last long run. Let's hope it's not teeth-gritting.
Now for my internal debate-
Should I take Ibuprofen before the run? Or not? Would you? Have you?
This was the song I was singing as I headed to the PT today. This part of the lyrics was SO APPLICABLE :)
My body needs a hero.
Come and save me.
Something tells me you know how to save me.
I've been feeling weird. Oh!I need you to come and rescue me!