Paranoia and Injuries Can Plague Your Workouts
(Editor's Note: Have you ever had the suspicion a nagging pain was something more than a muscle strain? Athletes have a tendancy to ignore physical maladies, especially if it means reduced workouts or training time. Marathoner, triathlete and soon-to-be Ironwoman Nicole of Geek Turned Athlete tells her story. ~js)
Last week wasn’t the greatest week, and I didn’t really want to mention it on the blog until I knew more about it. About two weeks ago, I felt this pain in my lower pelvic area on my right side. I trained and ignored it until the following Saturday. After a 5 hour ride, I laid down on the couch for a nap, and the pain started up again. It hurt. My husband got fed up, and said, “This is ridiculous. We are going to the hospital. I don’t care if you don’t want to go. We are going.” So we went. . . .