Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Caution: Injured runner. May Bite!
I was hoping i wouldn't have to write this, but I guess I can join the ranks of all the running blogs i read now and officially say I am injured. I had this small hope that resting it for almost two weeks (minus one 15.5 mile run:) was going to be enough. I had decided that I would rest all of last week and try it this week with some nice slow mileage. Maybe do a long run of 6 or 8, but no speed work and no hills. I laced up last night with my new, hopefully broken in shoes and headed out. I got about 3 tenths of a mile away before I had horrible pain. I stupidly went home and took off my compression socks, thinking it was just that and headed back out. It wasn't. So here is the sign I have been looking for. I am officially down for the count.
I also dug out El Blanco. He hasn't been getting much love lately, but now that i have a live in baby sitter, I can go for bike rides! I can even go for bike rides with my hubby! I am also going to look into a trainer. It has been suggested to me via fellow runners that this would be the best option versus road riding. I was a little concerned anyway last night, because it was dark by 7:30 and that time will continue to creep up. I really don't love riding a bike in the dark. I am a pretty big wuss period when it comes to bikes and tend to overall take it pretty slow. On a trainer, I could work on speed and resistance without worrying about falling off or being hit by a car. That is a double bonus (and more money, bleh). I will do whatever it takes to get this rehabbed and back on the road in a timely but correct fashion. I have an appointment with my GP on friday and made an appointment with a Ortho Dr. just in case. I figured it would take a while to get in, so I am down for the Ortho in a few weeks. I am hoping that i am over reacting and that this is just shin splints and not a stress fracture, but last night really scared me and made me feel like I needed a professional opinion along with possibly x-rays or whatever needed to rule out a stress fracture. I will keep you posted!
I am really trying not to freak out. I am trying NOT to think about all the fitness I am loosing and have lost. I am trying to come up with alternatives just in case. I am trying NOT to drive my husband insane with my whining and moaning. It's hard to stay positive. I just want to get back on the road and not look at other runners with hatred because they are doing the very thing I want to be doing.
This sums it up.
PS. In the time it took to write this blog, my Ortho Dr. just called back and they had a cancellation. YIPEEE! At least I may have some sort of answer by tomorrow evening.