Injured runner needs motivation and inspiration

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I am a runner as of 2008 and became a triathlete in 2009. I achieved my first goal of a 25 lb weight loss and completing my first sprint triathlon and 1/2 marathon at 45 years old. NOW the problem comes in, spring 2010- over-training caused a major hip/groin injury and my running days have been on hold since August 1, 2010. Needless to say I'm depressed and have packed on the lbs. Nov 30, 2010- I am facing the truth of a 10-14lb weight gain. I entered my current weight gain on my page in order to face reality and to figure out how I can get the weight off without running. Running was the magic key to speed up my metabolism and lose the lbs originally without it I face new opportunities. I sure would love to hear how other injured SparkPeople have lost weight despite their injuries. Thank you and God Bless!

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    Thank you all for your concern and suggestions. My swimming is also on hold because of my injury and walking has been too. I have my bicycle on a trainer and can't do any resistance either. I do yoga at home, as we don't have many classes in my town. I'm thinking about joining a gym temporarily getting out of the house workouts might be the key. I've never been a gym person, but it might be the time. Have a blessed day & thanks!

    3534 days ago
  • JANC7223
    I have very bad knees so running is out of the question. I swim. It is a great total body workout and burns lots of calories. I also use the recumbent bike for cardio.
    3534 days ago
    spinning and swimming???
    3534 days ago
    Your blog caught my attention because I am currently recovering from a sprained ankle. I can empathIize with you regarding the loss of routine & weight gain. Luckily I found this site during my resting time and have been able to track my food & stay motivated.
    I am not even going to pretend to be a doctor. But I would think a personal trainer could assist you in getting in some cardio without running. Can you do swimming? Today I went back to my trainer and had an awesome upper body workout, including a lot of heavy bag work that really got me sweating!
    Feel free to chat with me anytime. I will be watching for your progress.
    3534 days ago
    Wow. That must be awful. I am not a runner - I dance for anything close to aerobic activity. But recently I went a tried hot yoga - that was a cool thing - it's very fast paced and you sweat a lot and most of the people in there who have been doing it a lot are toothpicks. So, if you are able to do stretching, that might be an option. I also find I burn quite a bit just walking - not sure if you can do low impact but it really works for me and certainly beats nothing for burning it off. Sending healing thoughts your way.
    3534 days ago
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