After Sunday's run, I was feeling pretty defeated. I like running, it is my stress relief, and quite frankly, my addiction. If I can't run I feel very irritable and lost. My poor hubby catches the brunt of it and even if I try to curb it, it still comes out. Here is how the week played out.
Monday: Another visit to the chiro. When I told him about the pain during my run friday and sunday, and having to quit sunday during my long run, he actually said "good, that is awesome". I was really, really confused. Usually when the pain gets worse, the dr/chiro/massage dude says, whoa, "stop running, shut er down". My new chiro didn't say that at all. Instead, he said he wanted me to continue to run, but way dialed down. He wanted me to stick to a mile running, with every other tenth of a mile walking. He wanted me to stay active and on the road, versus shutting running down. I was not ready to hear that. I was ready to not run for a full week, and hit the pool. He quickly told me no, he wanted me to stay out just way less than what I had been doing. He thought the pain was a good thing because it was un winding the injury. He felt like this pain was expected and invited, and was a good sign. I am still on the fence. I am very glad that I am able to do something that resembles running, and I may very yet still hit the pool for some water jogging. I dutifully did my mile with every 10th of a mile being a walk or run. I had zero pain during the run/walk, so there is that. None of the pain I had during my planned long run. And then I came home and put on my compression socks. This is a HUGE deal because my foot has not been able to handle compression at all for 3 weeks!!!! I guess we are making progress even if it is super slow. I am trying to trust the progress and not think about the fact that I have a race that I so wanted to do well in, in 3 weeks. In fact, every time I have entered the st. Pat's day race, I have ended up with an injury right before it, so maybe I need to just stop entering it???
|Okay so I don't have running pics but this is my new sacouny hat that I got on clearance. It's reversible and super cute!|
|Hot fudge ice cream sundaes make everything better right?|
|Andrew and his bestie painting.|
|I hate having to come here:(|
My hope is that next week I can at least resume working out with non weight bearing activities. I hope to hit the pool and the elliptical and resume upper body strength work outs. I see doug for more ART and massage monday so hoping to get some good results from that and get in with the ortho doc as well.
Have a great weekend!!!