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The Painful Hammie and Motivational Boost


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I hurt so bad...and it does not feel good. My hamstring is killing me and it hurt to even walk on the treadmill. I planned on tacking five miles onto my running this week today, but did not feel like increasing my pain. I walked for two miles and then rowed for fifteen minuets. I felt defeated, but that feeling only caused me to reassess myself, my fitness, and my nutrition. I do not stretch regularly, I have not been fueling my body properly, and I have not been in the zone lately with my runs.

Yes, I am not surprised my hamstring pain is currently invading my leg and runs. But it is safe to say that I have been motivated to rededicate myself to better nutrition, mindset, and proper training (stretch once in awhile girl...it is not that difficult!).

Do I want to be at the top of my game? Yes, but I am no where near an athelete status or fitness extraordinaire. I shall take my time and do it right! It will most likely save on strains and pains, am I right?:)

-Ashley

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RUNNINGAL425 7/17/2013 1:16PM

    Do you have a foam roller? If so, I would roll that hammie several times today--and if it is worse tomorrow, treat yourself to a massage, preferably deep tissue.

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FATHINSN 7/11/2013 9:50PM

    Ouch, sorry to hear about your pain. Try taking rest or less pressure for your hamstrings, don't hasten the speed of recovery :) Stretches sounds like a good idea, maybe your hamstrings are too "tight" (not sure what's the correct English words, hehe), how about try get it massaged?

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STUDLEEJOE 7/10/2013 3:22PM

    Keep working on your hammie. I am also having problems with my hamstrings. emoticon

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