This Is Me

I am not a happy camper right now.

This is me:

During a run on the treadmill in the middle of the week last week, I felt a sharp twinge on the left side of my back.

It didn’t really bother me any more last week except for a dull ache every now and then.

On Monday, I woke up with a sore-ass back. I don’t think I pulled a muscle and I don’t think it was because of my long run or new shoes, but I doubt my first 10-miler ever was good for it.

Therefore, I am being a “good girl,” as my friend Vicki put it, and sat on the couch for the past two days instead of going to the gym. It was very hard not be able to fill in my pretty training chart, but I know it’s for the best not to aggravate a baby injury that could be made a lot worse.

The Shamrock Half is only 23 days away and I want to make sure I am 100% for the last few weeks of training.

Whatever – it’s a step back week anyway, so I’m trying to make myself feel more legit that my mileage for this week is going to be zilch.

At least I’ve had time to catch up on my girly shows and stare longingly at my new running shoes.

What do you do when you can’t run – what are some ways you cope/distract yourself? I’m coping by watching ridiculous amounts of trashy TV.