My big race was this Saturday!
I couldn’t go!
Earlier this week, I was running in preparation for my upcoming race, and pushed myself to go further than I ever had before. I went 4.5 miles!! After my run, I iced my knees like I usually do and I noticed my back felt sore. I didn’t worry too much about it because I just ran a lot, but the pain continued to get worse all week! Wearing heels to work definitely didn’t help either. The pain in my lower back was excruciating! I was really reconsidering participating in Saturday’s race. On Thursday night I finally went to see a massage therapist. She said my muscles were super tight and thinks I pulled one of my glute muscles. Ouch! The deep tissue massage was SO painful, but it did help ease the pain afterwards.
The massage therapist advised me to sit this race out, and I knew that would be best for me as well. I am so bummed I had to miss my race! I was completely prepared for it! It’s frustrating that my body failed me.
There’s always another race, so I’ll get over it. I definitely don’t want to cause any more damage, so I’m going to try to take it easy. I hope to pick up my Bridge to 10k training later this week and see how I feel.