Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I'm just not running now until the Vermont City Marathon. Maybe an hour or so on Sunday, a week before the race. I don't usually run during the week before a marathon anyway. It's my unorthodox taper method, that works for me.

Just as I
suspected.... my sore buttocks/low-back/hip muscles are not a running injury, they're a sitting injury aggravated by running. This is a good article about it.

My Achilles/ankle pain.... that's a running injury.

Does anyone know anyone else who's running this marathon that I could look forward to meeting? I feel depressed about this race. I'm injured, I'm overweight, running is uncomfortable and tiring, I've given up my time goal (4:30), I don't know anyone there.... I feel like I'm dreading it more than looking forward to it. It hardly seems worth going. Wish I could get up about it.


Vickie said...

This is a very good article and the points are well taken. I have commented often that I attributed a lot of my low back/hip problems with sitting all day, and once suffered from severe ITB just from the way I was sitting at my computer. And that doesn't even take into account my tight neck/shoulders/upper back from sitting rigid most of the day. I try to get up and move around and stretch from time to time, but some days that just doesn't happen. Good luck on the marathon! You know what works for you.

Pat said...

Ellie-the-long-lost!!!! How happy I am to see you here!

I'll be back. Promise. Just trying to get a website re-built!

nancytoby said...

Hmm, so if you don't want to do the marathon, why do it!!? This is a choice, not a compulsion, right!?? A "get-to-do", not a "have-to-do"!

Anne said...

We stayed in the host hotel in Burlington and I met people at the pool that night and on the shuttle the next morning that helped pass the time before the start. It's a very friendly marathon.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Thanks for the article, helps put things into perspective.

I'm with Nancy, if you are not feeling good about it, don't do it. Rest up and heal well. It's supposed to be fun.

Take care and I will be praying for speedy healing for you.

ShirleyPerly said...

Hi Ellie, I wish I could say I will be running Vermont City this year (it's on my marathon to-do list), but I'm not. Sounds like a great race per the reviews and with ~2500 people running, I'm sure you'll meet some other 50-staters and interesting folks.

How about treating yourself to a massage before your race? Might help get rid of some of those aches & pains and get you smiling again :-)