Another week of work, workouts, and doctor’s appointments begins.
I have a few friends- both real life and blogger friends- running the Boston Marathon and I hope they meet their goals and finish injury-free and smiling. Remember, some runners are in PT or orthopedists’ offices while you’re running the marathon, and we’d gladly trade places with you.
Being injured for a few months has certainly changed my outlook on running, weather, “bad races” and “bad days”. I may not be able to run where I want, as much as I want, or completely pain and discomfort free, but at least I can do something.
Even Kiawah, which is in December, isn’t looking good, but right now, the only “PR” I want this year is pain relief.
|Monday||5 miles + 45 min. BodyPump|
|Tuesday||5 miles + PT|
|Thursday||5 miles + 60 min. BodyPump|
|Friday||6 miles + sports massage|
|Saturday||4 miles + 10 min. Stair Climber|
|Sunday||4 miles + 10 min. recumbent bike|
I have an ortho appointment on Thursday and a laundry list of questions to ask him, so I decided to run as much as I could- even if those runs were slow, short, or treadmilled. I plan to continue this trend until my appointment.
I had a Tuesday PT appointment, Wednesday dentist appointment, and Friday massage, so I didn’t do as much cross training this week.
I got a cavity filled on Wednesday, and my mouth stayed numb for a few hours. I don’t like the numbness or the resulting bills, but it was nice to zone out and daydream for thirty minutes. I couldn’t have my phone in the dentist chair so it was nice not being chained to a phone or laptop for work.
On Wednesday afternoon, I got an easy three miles in with Melissa while Erin did a track workout. I miss doing actual workouts at the track, but it was good to share a run with Melissa and be in a post-run picture.
All of my other runs were treadmilled, because my form isn’t as off or janky as it is when running outdoors. Treadmilling is quad-dominant, so I don’t compensate as much on my right side, and I’m not in any more pain afterwards than I have been when cross training. Of course, being confined to a treadmill isn’t fun, so I visited The Foot Store on Friday and talked to Carolyn. She prescribed some exercises to help with my running gait (one of my hips is tilted up) and gave me some ideas to try this week.
As for this week, I’m hoping to get my ortho to approve an MRI to get better answers for my hamstring/glute. I’ve been through two PTs, ART, dry needling, and massage, so the next step might involve more needles, who knows?