A few weeks ago, my hamstring had started feeling really tight, and then sure enough- it eventually caught up with me. Now, for the past week or so, I haven’t really been running at all because I wound up doing something to my hamstring, which in turn did something to my hip flexor. Bottom line? It hurt. Just over a week later, however, I’m feeling much better and am really looking forward to getting back out there and running.
It’s always when things seem like they’re finally starting to go well that the unexpected happens. It can be extremely frustrating to say the least. I’ve been trying to do other types of exercises, but that’s been somewhat difficult too because a lot of the exercises involve using your lower body. It’s funny how you fail to realize just how important one part of your body (however insignificant it might seem) can be once you aren’t able to use it the same way.
Lesson learned. Now, if I could only figure out what caused my hamstring to become so tight out of nowhere….I blame it on the fact that most of us are born with one leg longer than the other….
Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness and self-reliance. Independence is the outstanding characteristic of a runner. He learns the harsh reality of his physical and spiritual limitations when he runs. He learns that personal commitment, sacrifice and determination are his only means to betterment. Runners get promoted only through self-conquest. -Noel Coward