Injuries: the struggle is real

I guess it was bound to happen eventually.

I have lived through some pretty bad Achilles tendon soreness, foot pain from over pronation, and more, but this is one for the books.

About a month ago, I began noticing a strange sensation in my inner hamstrings when I’d go running. It felt like tendons were catching on something – not really a painful experience, but rather uncomfortable. Since it would lessen or go away completely about a mile or two into the workout, I didn’t think it was a big deal.

But it’s hanging around longer and longer into the workouts now. I don’t know what’s going on. It’s not severe enough for me to want to go to the doctor, because I can’t deal with the frustration of HMO healthcare right now. In my experience, this will result in an endless loop of physical therapy that won’t solve the problem.

But the good news is I don’t feel this sensation at all when I’m walking.

I can’t find any good answers to what this might be online.

So I’m playing it safe and taking a week off from running, but I will be doing some cross training instead. And lots of foam rolling. Lots.

Unfortunately, the timing of this couldn’t be worse because it’s two weeks away from my first 5K. Yipee!

But then again, when are injuries ever convenient?

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