Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hamstring - Getting Better

It has been a week of nursing my hamstring now.  I only used ice to keep the initial swelling down on the first 24 hours.  During that same period, I kept my leg elevated as much as possible, wrapped it with bandages, and tried to walk as little as possible.  Walking did hurt, too.  I couldn't remember if it was a good idea to use pain killers right away.  I started with the Aleve the next day and was using them regularly through the first 5 days.

I have been able to walk without pain for 2 days and was able to go up and down stairs at work without pain for 1 day now.

I went out to the training group last night.  It made me want to get back out there and run even more.  It was definitely a different perspective watching people run in circles versus being one of those runners.  I played assistant coach by yelling off splits to some of the runners and giving out motivation as my fellow runners passed me.

I am starting to do strength and stretching exercises now since it is 1 week since my injury and I hope to be jogging within a couple days.  Fingers crossed that I will be running in another week.


Emz said...

YAY on the "getting better".


The Green Girl said...

I'm so relieved to hear you are slowly but surely recovering.

Johann said...

Take it easy, you'll be running soon!

kizzy said...

Great to hear that...take some time to rest so you can fully recovered...

"Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool. Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks."
- Sir Roger Bannister ~smartwool