It’s nearly August and I think I’ve posted maybe three times this entire summer, which means I’m a shoo-in to win the Laziest Running Blogger Award this year (ah, if only such an award existed!).
I promised myself (and y’all) that I would post at least twice per week and, well, it’s working out to twice per month. I’m sorry, mea culpa, but let’s move on and not look back.
I’ll try to catch you up on everything that’s happened in the last several weeks, but it’s going to be a doozy.
I’ve spent a lot of time on non-running related things, such as:
drinking Prosecco at movies like “Trainwreck” and “Magic Mike XXL;”
tormenting my cat (yes, that’s an inflatable unicorn horn); and,
eating junk food in mass quantities.
I’ve also done a fair amount of running-related things, too, such as going to the Oiselle flagship store’s grand opening in Seattle on July 9!
I took my son because what boy couldn’t benefit from being surrounded by a bunch of female athletes/role models? The store looked amazing, my son had a good time, I (of course) bought too many things, and I ran into some friends from the Oiselle team.
I also happened to run into these two nobodies:
Just kidding; Kara Goucher and Lauren Fleshman are definitely not running nobodies, and they could not have been more gracious when we met them. Kara was particularly sweet to my son, who told her he aspires to run in the Olympics one day.
In other running-related news, I ended up consulting a sports medicine doctor to discuss my persistent right IT band problem. I had basically given up on physical therapy (I know, not smart), and wanted the doc to inject my IT band with steroids, which worked for me a couple of years ago.
I’m pretty much the queen of multi-tasking, because not only did I Instagram while I waited for the doctor, I also researched going to the 2016 Olympic Track & Field Trials.
In the end, I decided not to join my Oiselle teammates in Eugene for the Olympic trials (boo!), and the doctor diagnosed me with a right hamstring injury and told me not to run at all for two weeks (boo boo boo!).
I know this will make me sound like an asshole, but I decided not to listen to the doctor. This is a first for me–really. I think his diagnosis is incorrect because I did a crappy job of giving my medical history, and if I’d done a better job of that he would have heard more evidence to prove that I’m dealing with an IT band problem and not a hamstring problem.
I promise I’m not usually this arrogant. But I do believe–to some extent–that I know my own body. And I know my hamstring isn’t the problem.
So I’ve been running. Regularly, in fact. And I actually started running regularly around the time of that doctor’s visit.
I haven’t posted amazing times or distances (note Exhibits A and B), but I’m slowly building. Right now I’m running four days per week, so that means I’m running considerably more than I’m blogging… So at least I’m not lazy in all areas. Even better, the problem area behind my right knee (where my IT band attaches to my hamstring) hasn’t been bugging me, which is key. I’m going to keep running until pain prevents me from doing so, which so far it hasn’t.
I also have some pretty exciting running-related news to announce in the next couple of weeks. I’m not ready to share it now, partially because I don’t want to jinx anything, but mainly because I don’t want to give you another reason to smack yourself on the forehead and exclaim, “Really, Molly?!?!?!”
I’ll save the next Stupid Molly Trick for another post.
What’s the laziest thing you’ve done (or not done) this summer? Did you see “Trainwreck” or “Magic Mike XXL?” Have you ever ignored a doctor’s advice? How’s your running going?