Thursday, 11 August 2011
Day 3 aka Game Over
And the first couple of miles through knee deep puddles and muddy trail were ok. I was actually enjoying being out in the pissing down rain. And managing to run up all the hills! And then my knee began to get sore. Achey at first, then twangy. Then so painful, I had to stop running. It was a long tearful walk back to the car.
The short version is that I simply couldn't take part in any more exercise. So I came home, 2 days early. My knee puffed up nicely and I limped around the house in a foul mood, periodically sitting with a bag o' frozen peas on it. A trip to the physio suggests I haven't torn or damaged anything but there is major inflammation. Treatment is rest for a couple of weeks and start back very slowly. He also suggested I'm pushing my body too much.
I haven't been able to blog about it until now because I was so angry. Angry that my race plans have been thwarted again. Every time I increase my levels of training I get ill or get injured. It feels like I'm destined not to do a triathlon or half marathon this year.
So even though I didn't complete Fit Camp I learned a lot. I pushed myself harder and further in one day than I've ever been able to do. I still let the crap in my head stop me from believing in myself but I'm more aware of it and I'm working on it.
I have no idea what to do now. I don't have a goal to work towards except don't gain weight! How can I stay motivated when I can't train?