|This is what my hamstring did today!|
Adam's advice, which I will be able to follow now that we're speaking the same language, is no running this week. I'm allowed to go to the gym on consecutive days but should not be doing any more than 30 minutes cardio, split between the elliptical and the bike. Lots of stretching. We'll speak on Friday and, if all has gone well, then maybe I can add in some light weights for next week. I very much doubt if next week will include running.
We had a discussion about whether I should decide now to defer the marathon. Adam said to give it two more weeks and see where I am then. He still thinks it might be possible for me to complete the race, even getting back into training at that late date, but I would need to reduce my goal for completion drastically. I'm 90% certain that I'm going to end up deferring, but there's still a part of me that remains hopeful.
Gadget update: I've wanted an iPad for ages but have always talked myself out of buying one...until today. Blame it on Anne, who alerted me to the fact that the iPad 2 is now reduced in price due to the new iPad coming out. Blame it on my injury...if I can't walk, then I need something that I can do sitting down. And, even though I'm pretty much resigned to my non-running fate, I still thought that I deserved some cheering up. And nothing does that like a new toy!