The writer spirit within me came out, and I found a better title for my training log this week.
This was a rough week. After Sunday’s test run, the peroneal tendonitis was back with a vengeance when I woke up Monday. Time for lots of icing, PT exercises, and pain meds. I went back to the podiatrist on Tuesday and didn’t get any answers, besides waiting it out for a few more weeks, then getting an MRI to make sure the tendon isn’t torn.
I hope the tendon isn’t torn, as that would mean surgery. I certainly don’t want it to tear, which is a risk if I ran on it- so I won’t even THINK about running until I am off pain medication, pain free, or the doctor says I can.
My podiatrist wrote me a prescription for more pain medicine, and I took it to the pharmacy. Turns out, the pharmacy couldn’t fill it because it’s a controlled substance, and they told me I had to wait until 4 weeks after the first prescription was written. I’ll admit, the prescription said to take one pill a day and I was taking two. I’m not sure what else I was supposed to do- I had a bottle of pain pills, and I was in pain, so I took them. I knew I had an appointment soon and figured I could just ask for more if I still needed them.
When the pharmacy wouldn’t fill my prescription, I felt dejected and like a criminal. People abuse medicine, and that’s why these precautions are in place, but I hate taking ANY medicine and asking for additional pain medicine. I don’t want to be on medicine; I want to be out running, racing, and with my friends- pain free!
For my frustration, I bought some new Halo Top ice cream from Publix. Protein is good for injuries and ice cream is good for the soul.
Thankfully, my pharmacy called me in a new prescription two days later, so I was able to have pain medicine before I left for Myrtle Beach.
I served as the official “Pit Crew” for the tracksters at the Myrtle Beach Marathon. I was in charge of picking up packets for other walking wounded who couldn’t make the trip, dropping friends off at the start, and keeping bags and coats until the end of the race. We had some great finishes and we had some tough finishes, but thankfully everyone is injury-free and feeling okay today. I checked on everyone Sunday once I got home as well. I’ll write a recap of the Pit Crew experience later this week.
When I signed up for the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon six weeks ago, I hoped my victory would be a shiny new PR with a stretch goal of 1:35. This weekend, my victory was only needing one pain pill.
We have a few races before it gets hot in Charleston. I may be down, but I’m not out yet.
|Monday||60 min. Arc Trainer + ankle PT exercises|
|Tuesday||60 min. elliptical + ankle PT exercises|
|Wednesday||60 min. Arc Trainer|
|Thursday||60 min. Elliptical + 60 min. BodyPump|
|Friday||30 min. Arc Trainer|
|Saturday||Ankle PT exercises + MB Marathon “Pit Crew”|
|Sunday||60 min. Arc Trainer + 60 min. BodyFlow|
On a housekeeping note, I picked the winners for the Zippy Bites giveaway. I’ll be contacting you this week to obtain your contact information for the company.
I’m linking up with Holly at Hohoruns and Tricia at MississippiPiddlin‘ for their weekly wrap link. Check it out here. I’m also linking up with Courtney of Eat, Pray, Run, DC. You can check those posts out here.