Sunday, January 23, 2011

Possible MCL Sprain

I tried to run this AM before Church (.6 of a mile). Rather painful from beginning to end. I think I have a MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain) on my right leg. I am sure my BA in History and Political Science makes me fully qualified to make this diagnoses. LOL. As intense as the pain was this AM, I have conceded that I will need at least 3 to 4 weeks to let is heal. I believe running outside of my normal gate last Saturday caused this strain.

The downside is I will not be running Black Warrior 50K next month.
The upside is I can now walk without limping, ride a bike, and swim. I intend to to those activities and my normal strength and stretching exercises until I can start to try to run again. This is why I like triathlon training.

I plan to go out on Saturday mornings as usual at 5:30AM and walk the trail until I can run it again. At least I will still see my training partners on the trails. Not running is unbearable, but at least I have the other activities to stay fit and occupy my urge to train.


Dana said...

I know exactly what you mean. You are one of the main people who opened my eyes to tri training...I do really like biking and swimming but running is my first love and I don't think I could replace it with either of the other two sports. However, at least I know when I can't run I do have something else to fall back on. I really hate to hear you have to back out of BW. Heal up for MHM and I'll see you there! :D

rundanrun said...

The pain was pretty intense and I really did not think I was going to be back running so soon. God has blessed me and given me a great birthday present.