Home elliptical for 55 minutes
Not the workout I had planned for yesterday, but I got a sweat in. Totally random, but our elliptical is a cheapo one we got a long time ago on sale from Sears and it is a killer. Probably because it runs on batteries and is pretty much all man power. I was hurting (and working out in a pajama shirt).
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At least I got to sweat in my Mizuno Nirvana shoes last night too. They made me happy even though I’d rather be really running in them.
Before we talk injury (I’m trying to put it off as long as possible), I experimented with that Trader Joe’s psyllium husk last night and added a little to my white chocolate protein cookie dough I had for dessert.
I need to do a little more research on all the benefits, but it just might become another thing I add to my daily diet (like apple cider vinegar and chia).
So, it’s a little rainy and gloomy out this morning.
I’ve done my crying. I’ve gained my 5 pounds feeling sorry for myself and eating foods I shouldn’t. I’ve faced the facts. It’s time to do this. It’s time to move forward.
With a little help from my almond coconut mocha of course.
Now, I know there are a lot of people with bigger problems. This is so small compared to what a lot of others have experienced or are going through. I know that. But, it’s still just a little tough when life throws you a curve ball.
I won’t bore you with it all, but here are the details.
I went to the doctor Friday for my MRI results. Here they are.
And here are the few notes I managed to scribble down while I was at the appointment.
It was all a blur. I didn’t even spell edematous correctly.
Edema is a condition of abnormally large fluid volume in the circulatory system or in tissues between the body’s cells (interstitial spaces).
My injuries are most likely caused by overuse. Shocker.
They also may take up to 10 months or so to fully heal. Awesome.
Hamstring tears. Pretty lame.
Edema. Also pretty lame.
No stress fracture. Good news.
No osteitus pubis. Great news.
Hip dysplasia. Hmmmmm…… Definitely not something long distance runners want.
The doctor did mention to me that having hip dysplasia may mean I’m not meant to be a long distance runner. I’m trying to block that out. I had Legg-Calve-Perthes disease as a child and I’m sure that this is all related somehow. Honestly my body and body mechanics are a bit of a mess. I know that.
I used to have severe back and sciatic problems. I was told in college that I would never be able to run. I was also told that I wouldn’t be able to walk when I was pregnant because of back problems.
I showed them. I became a runner and I worked out until I was 38 weeks pregnant with twins.
I’m a rebel.
So, I’m planning on showing this injury who’s boss yet again. I’m very stubborn and if someone tells me I can’t do something I’m determined to prove them wrong.
This is only going to make me stronger. Right?
My doctor said to just take things easy. Short slow runs that don’t seem to bother it might be okay. No high impact plyometric moves that might stretch or pull things more. Cross training, etc.
I’m not sure if I’m ready to run on it. It hurts when I do, so I may take one more week off of running. (I haven’t run since last Sunday.) I’m just going to listen to my body the best that I can.
Sure, my big dream for this year is out.
Ugh. That’s a hard pill to swallow. I may or may not have been bawling my head off while on the phone cancelling our flights. And we may still be out about $500 for a race that I’m not even able to run.
But, there’s always next year. And I sure hope it’s in the plan to really bring it next year. I’ll appreciate in even more then, right?
And a little ironic that the same day I had to cancel our travel plans I got this shirt in the mail for the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge.
My Runner’s World magazine came that day too.
Someone really has a sense of humor.
But, as in my notes from my doctor visit, it’s very optimistic that I’ll be okay for the Big Sur Marathon.
Well, dang it, I’m going to be very optimistic. I have three weeks until then. Even if it’s the slowest marathon I run and I take it super easy and slow, I’m going to get there.
I know I’m a runner. This is all just part of the course.
Mizuno and I are going to have one heck of a comeback story. And while I’m not exactly getting the workouts I’d like in them right now, my favorite shoes are my inspiration to keep on trucking and beat this thing.
I can’t wait for the day I can get back in my Mizuno Inspire 9 shoes for a long run.
And put my Mizuno Wave Elixir 8s on for a race.
And eventually be able to race faster and try to race with my Wave Musha 5 shoes.
I’ve got a long road back, but I WILL get there.
It’s a good thing I have some super heroes around to help me.
Love these guys.
Well, that’s it for now. I’m taking it really easy this week. I even found some subs for my classes tonight. That is so not like me.
I’m learning. I’m learning to rest, to listen, to be patient.
I’m looking into PT and prolotherapy. Thoughts? Experiences?