Injury Frustrations

“Sit this one out champ.”

Hands down the most frustrating words I heard at CrossFit last night.

The class was learning cleans and because I can’t jump while wearing an air cast, I got to sit on the sidelines and watch.

Foot wrapped

It’s been nearly a week, and at this point I am so beyond frustrated with this injury.

I’m sick of not being able to run. I’m sick of not being able to participate fully in my CrossFit classes. I’m sick of sitting around feeling like I’m getting fatter by the second because I can’t do anything other than eat, sleep and hobble around in an aircast.

I miss endorphins and I miss feeling healthy and clearly this lack of running thing is making me become unhinged.

Me and Megan
So excited and happy to run 26.2 miles!

And yes, I realize I sound like a giant whiny brat. I should probably be grateful that this is an injury I’ll be able to bounce back from fully and all that.

But right now, that’s not where my head is. Right now I’m sad and annoyed and a whole bunch of other emotions that have me alternating between wanting to punch a pillow and wanting to curl up in a little ball and cry.

Don't be stupid
Reminder from a friend to not be a bonehead

I know resting is the smart thing to do. I know if I try to come back to soon, I risk re-injury or an even worse injury that will take longer to recover from. In my head, I know all this, but that doesn’t make it any easier to cope with.

Obviously wearing my bright green @mizunorunning wave inspires to tonight's Glow in the Dark #5kdanceparty

I can’t take much more of this whole injury thing and what it’s doing to my emotions and my overall happiness levels.

And yes, I’d really love some cheese with all this whine.

Comments

  1. Liz says:

    Ugh, being injured is the WORST. I totally feel your pain… I struggled with tendinitis in my post-tib tendon last year, ran through it like an idiot, and ended up sidelined for almost two months. And now I’m nursing an annoying case of runner’s knee and have run once in the last month. If nothing else, my time off is forcing me to finally do all the strength training and yoga I’ve been promising myself I’ll do… Not sure this comment was at all helpful, but at least you know you’re not alone!
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  2. Being injured suuuuuucks. And this is coming from the experience of not being able to do ANYTHING for six months. But it’s way better to rest rather than make things worse, so just ride it out for now…even though that’s really hard to do!
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  3. hang in there champ!
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  4. Viper says:

    Following orders and getting back out there without setbacks will be much less frustrating. Cheers!
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  5. Wes says:

    If I was going to be injured, winter would be the perfect time. Take it easy! You are young. You’ll be back, and be stronger for it.
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  6. Esther says:

    I had peroneal tendinitis earlier this fall. I cried so many times while I was out of running commission – I totally feel your pain. But staying off it really did help, and I’m back to running again, and before you know it, you will be too. Hang in there!

  7. Runner Dad says:

    Use the time to focus on some other training…pushups? rowing? lots and lots of ab work?
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