Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Problems

Bad news on top of mega drama and just general depression from being overworked and burnt out.

I am burnt out - I guess I am going to get real personal and honest with this:

This weekend on Sunday I will be competing in the State meet for Pentathlon and then the following Saturday is the rest of the state meet when we have the 4x400m relay and all individual events. Well I am just tired. In the 4x400m relay we have to run a 4:10.45 to go to the "BIG" meet (which is the following week and also Spring Break) and right now our best time is 4:12.5. Well I want to run that time and all that but at the same time I want a break, I want to go on vacation for break and relax.

If we don't make it I will hopefully be going to Florida with B-Rabbit and visiting some of his family. I could really use the time off - I don't want to be a total complainer but lately I have been feeling like I need to get away.

So there is that news - now on to the possibly worse news

Saturday I ran on the indoor track like I mentioned and had hip pain. I did hurdles yesterday and had similar pain but not too bad. Today I felt the pain again during warm ups and then during cool down.

I found this website because the pain has gotten worse this evening - The injured Runner - and so I went on it and looked up what exactly might be the cause of my pain. Well from the website it looks like I have a hip flexor strain! I have a light day tomorrow (just biking and lifting) so I am hoping that it will feel better and I will be going to the trainers to see what they say.

I am really bummed out because this could mean that I get pulled from competition : (
I will just have to wait and see what happens tomorrow but I am really have trouble being patient!!

18 comments:

teacherwoman said...

I am sorry to hear these problems. I hope that all is okay!

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the problems. Be careful and take care of yourself. Maybe a nice break would do you some good... florida sounds nice!

Blyfinn said...

I hope it all works out for ya. I feel ya with just needing a break. Everyone needs a little time to relax. I hope the hp pain is nothing serious.

aron said...

hang in there and hope you are feeling better soon!! i bet you are so tired :( its getting close!!

The Laminator said...

Sorry to hear about your problems. I think you definitely deserve a nice break. It ssems like you've been running and competing nonstop for a while.

Hopefully your injury heals, you finish the meets and get to relax in Florida. Wishing for a speedy recovery for you!

Marci said...

Hope you are not injured! Ice and rest up!

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Jamie said...

I hope you feel better soon and it is nothing serious! Hopefully you get a much needed break soon.

D10 said...

Hope the hip pain goes away. I hope you get some time off to relax and not have to think about running or any other form of exercise. Hang in there.

Marlene said...

I'm really sorry to hear that you ae feeling so burnt out and about your hip issues... I hope you get everything worked out. Take care of yourself!

Kim said...

You poor thing. Sounds like your body may need a rest as well as your mind.

Maybe taking some time off to heal the hip will heal the mind as well.

We all need down time. And it's okay to take it and enjoy it. Hope you get yours soon.

Amy said...

Ugh. That sucks! I hope the hip pain turns out to be nothing and is feeling better!

Lacey Nicole said...

Oh no-- you are a fighter keep on fighting. the trainer will help you, biking easy will help you, you have been doing a great job you should have zero regrets. i always need breaks+ "get aways"-- if not florida, maybe you can create one for yourself closer to home. but we could certainly use some sunshine and warm weather-- it's an instant mood lifter and eye-opener. i feel like i'm always waiting for that. sometimes talking to a good friend you haven't talked to in a while helps, too. keep on keepin' on you're so strong!

tfh said...

Being burnt out AND having to worry about bad news is so stressful. Hope your visit to the trainer's makes you feel better but that you can also get some of the rest you need (on your own terms, NOT because you're hurt).

Brian said...

omg, I hope you feel better and your able to compete, if not it is deifnitly for the best!

I could use a break too!

Sassy Molassy said...

I feel your pain! Hang in there and do something that makes you feel relaxed. Burn out is no good, especially when paired with an injury. Hang in there.

X-Country2 said...

So sorry to hear about your problems. Keep your head up, you'll be back at it in no time.

Marcy said...

((((HUGS)))) chica! Sounds like you've gotta a lot on your plate with the injury :-( I wish you a speedy recovery and some down time ASAP!