Back to work full-time on Feb. 11th. Plan had been to hammer the heck out of December, January & February as a sort of good-bye to being able to run (sort of) as much as I wanted. Instead, here are my past several weeks of "running":
Dec. 15th - great 3 km indoor race
Dec. 16th - 15 km run
Dec. 17th - Jan. 1st - off, injured one of ligaments in knee. promised myself I would be mature and patient and give the knee time to heal. I did. Yay mature me.
Jan. 2nd - Jan. 12th - cross training and running to the tune of approx 65 km/week. Coming back slowly. Yay mature me.
Jan. 13th - Jan. 26th - off, worst flu of my life. With my great wisdom realize there is no point in running through this and patiently wait for the fever, aches, coughing to subside.
Jan. 27th - Jan. 31st - resume easy running, gradually easing back in. So smart I is.
Feb. 1st - crack a rib after being caught with sail-like car seat in a huge wind gust and being whipped around (rib no doubt already vulnerable after 2 weeks of hard core coughing).
Feb. 2nd - off, will patiently and wisely wait until rib is better to resume training, because really, how silly would I be to not have learned anything from 2 years of running and injury?
Feb. 3rd - F**K maturity! F**K patience! Tape rib (thanks Anna-Maria for introducing me to KT tape), take 3 ibuprofen and go for a 20 km run. Longest since Thing 2's birth..
Anyone know if it is okay to run with a cracked rib?