If you've been reading our blog for long, you may remember me mentioning that EVERY Half Marathon I've ever run at Disney I have been injured for. No kidding! I was starting to think that maybe Disney was just not the place for me to be running. It didn't bother me that much though because Disney races are run for fun and entertainment anyway.
Even though I've had a few niggles here and there throughout 2016, there wasn't anything real serious that had me sitting on the sideline for long. I've been feeling pretty strong during my Wine and Dine training. Although I didn't get as many miles in as I wanted to this summer (because of the heat), I still felt good and was in good shape ( no injuries). I thought FOR SURE Wine and Dine would be the ONE Disney half marathon that I could pull off without injury.
For those of you who don't know what a hematoma is, it is when a blood vessel breaks and blood seeps outside the vessel and pools in one area. Generally a hematoma isn't cause for concern, but mine is in the worst place possible for a runners.
Of course every time I extend my leg to run, it is painful. What's even worse is that my PT said it could take over a month for it to heal. SO, in an effort to prevent further damage and promote healing I am taking rest days until race day. I know this isn't ideal seeing that at I've only had 3 long-ish runs. I had one really awesome 8 mile run, a 12 mile walk-run, and most recently a pretty crappy 10 mile run. Needless to say, I feel like I could just sit down and cry. So, I'll be off my legs till race day and then I guess I'm just gonna wing it! -M
We will be linking up with the gals from TOTR.