Too Old to Run & Ride?
Monday, August 05, 2013
I know it's crazy, but I'm just wondering if my body is too old to start running & cycling. Well, I actually started 3 years ago. And, I've played everything safe - slowly building miles with each. But, I've been plagued with 'injuries' during these 3 years & I never had that problem before. I sure felt better when I was sitting around doing nothing!
For example, over the past 2 years I've been in therapy for:
...calcified tendonitis of shoulder
...bulging disc in back
...tight psoas causing hip pain
I also have needed to go in for a wrist that will no longer bend correctly & a bump on my other wrist which I can't think of the name of right now.
And, as of a few days ago, I have 2 more issues...
...a finger that won't bend all the way which started by feeling like it was 'jammed' on Friday (probably the flexor tendon)
...something going on with my knee that when I kneel on it electrical pain shoots up my leg
I'm just so TIRED of all these nagging aches & pains! I do stretches faithfully. I strength train off & on. As I mentioned, I've built my mileage slowly. So, why does everything hurt so much & I keep getting injured? I love running & cycling, but am wondering if I should just give it all up. I stayed home today when I had planned on running. The bottom of my foot just got so bad on my last run. And, yes, I need to make some doctor appointments... LOTS of them! It's just so crazy & frustrating.
Sorry for rambling. I'm going to try & make myself do some of my PT & some strength & pilates this morning, but I am really feeling sorry for myself & just want to lie on the couch & read...