Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Eh not so much going on

The title sums up the past week and possibly the next week or so.

After 8 weeks, I'm ready to go run again. I've been ready. My leg hasn't been ready though.

I have an appointment at athletico this week for their free injury screening. Picking up the phone to call was very difficult for me. I just have a very strong distrust of doctors (in relation to running stuff). Mainly because when I was running CC in high school, and got injured each year they would take X-rays and tell me nothing was noticeably wrong and that I should NOT run and should take naproxen sodium. How could they not diagnose something when I couldn't walk without a bad limp (while in excruciating pain)?

Anyways, now I've learned about PT, ART and chiropractors. I'm hoping with fingers crossed athletico can point me in the right direction to stay healthy and find the cause of why my right leg hates me.

Until then I'm cycling like a mad woman and doing core strengthening, and hip strengthening exercises in preparation for the future, for when I can run pain free again (and hopefully prevent my right leg from rebelling again). I plan to run another 3 miles tomorrow to see how things go.

I'm really frustrated because 10 weeks ago I would have imagined myself in a different place in regards to running. But such is life. If one good thing has come out of this ordeal, it would be all the new hip/ core strength exercises that I'm doing. (as well as cycling a lot). The plan is to come out stronger on the other side of this injury.

- xaar


  1. I am surprised that this injury is still nagging you after 8 weeks...I really really want to know exactly what it is, I'm very curious!

    But that's great that you're doing lots of core and strengthening stuff, you'll totally be ready to get back into everything after your leg is healed...when I took off 5 months, I actually had a really easy time getting back into running because I'd kept up my fitness with spin classes, etc.

  2. Hang in there, this too shall pass.

    All of the cross training you're doing is keeping your fitness up and giving you some healing time, so you'll be back at it soon. I hope things go well with athletico and that they don't give you the old "just stop running" diagnosis, that just seems like a bandaid and doesn't help for the future. Fingers crossed for you!

  3. You will come out of this much stronger so don't worry!