October 30, 2012 by Amy B
I couldn’t take it anymore. I decided I would put in 2 miles, regardless of how it felt.
My legs felt pretty great. The problem? I can’t take deep, full breaths. This becomes a problem when trying to increase stride, pace.
I’m still in some pain but I did feel marginally better this morning. I might try to get out again for another two if time permits tonight. At the very least, I’d like to get out on campus for a walk at some point.
Pile on the miles starts on Thursday! I need to be better by then if I’m going to come even close to reaching my goal.
Things that you can’t do when you’ve pulled a muscle in your chest:
- Breathe deeply
- Sit up in bed without pushing yourself up with your arms
- Opening the car door with my left hand (I know, this is kind of pathetic)
- Reaching down to pick up the baby with my left arm
- Blowing my nose
I just want to be better. Injuries suck.
It was tough to not get down on myself for the slow pace. I thought, this is what we were running during the first half of the marathon! I should be easily knocking out two miles in under 20 minutes, no question.