Monday, January 14, 2008

Plugging Along

First of all...

What the hell happened to my Buckeyes???? Seriously, COME ON!!!

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Two years in a ROW??!?!?!?! Sigh...

Other than that my week has been OK. I had another session with the weird PT that was bizarre. He had me stretch out my leg on this machine for 10 minutes and when I was done and he came back, my back was so tight I could barely walk. He had to get another PT to massage it for me until it was better. Needless to say, I cancelled my last appointment.

Wednesday morning I went for a slow three mile run around campus and I felt great. No pain at all, just a little stiffness. Then I had an appointment with the original PT that worked on me and I love her. She worked on my leg for a whole hour and I felt so much better when I was done. Sooooo worth the money.

Of course, then I tried to run again on Thursday morning (stupid) and I had a horrible time, I had to stop after 1.5 miles and walk the rest of the way home. I was pretty bummed out even though I shouldn't have been. I knew better than to try and run two days in a row, so it was my own stubborn fault.

The rest of the week I spent stretching a lot and Saturday morning I met my group on my bike for their training run. Since they are in a taper they "only" had a 12 mile run. I biked the first 6 then passed off the bike to another leader and attempted to run the rest.

I am not sure if it was the group dynamic, or if I was just running a bit slower than I do when I run alone, but I felt pretty good. Not great, by any stretch of the imagination. My leg got pretty tight. Especially when Ralph, the other leader sped up and had us doing Cross Country drills. But the pain never went to the knee, which is a good sign. All in all it was a much needed mental boost to my running.

I talked to my PT again this morning (or she talked while I writhed in pain and sobbed like a baby as she rubbed knots out of my leg) and she told me since I didn't really have an injury but more or less just REALLY tight muscles all over one side of my body, it wouldn't kill me to do the half. She told me to just stay conservative, have fun, walk if I need to and to NOT even think about a time. She also reminded me that there is no shame in having to stop during the race, especially since I'm injured.

We'll see. I am still up in the air about the whole thing. I will be there either way, but it may be a game day decision at this point. Either way, I am just glad I am seeing a bit of progress. Yay! Progress rocks!

10 comments:

Sarah Jo said...

Not think about a time? I don't know about you, but even with the best of intentions, I would think--no, obsess--about my time. Best of luck in whatever you decide to do!

P.O.M. said...

Yeah. Progress is Fantastic. I'm going into my half not thinking about time at all. I know my psycho ass will be bummed if I run slower than my previous half, but I know that I'm not in the same shape as I was then.

Michelle said...

Sorry about OSU.

And sorry about your injury! Total suckage!

Oh, and about me and baby fever -- there won't be any more baby feet pitter-pattering around my house. My hubby got fixed almost a year ago. LOL! But the baby fever will always be there, and that is part of the reason I want to be a nurse, so I can work in labor and delivery and be around babies all the time!!! :-)

Marcy said...

You're right! Progress is good! Keep pluggin baby!! ;D ;D

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

Glad you decided to break up with the insane trainer. The woman sounds awesome and like she helps soooooo much! Good luck with whatever you decide to do with the half.

Sonia said...

That's some great news! I can't wait to meet you in Miami! We are staying at the Continental Oceanfront South Beach so on the other side of where the start is. We are going to take a taxi to get down there in the morning. We get there on late on the Friday, we could meet at the expo or smth like that on Saturday? What do you think? Let me know! You can e-mail me if you prefer: solo_running_chick@hotmail.com

Jess said...

It's true, there is no shame in a DNF. Last year, I had the same exact problems you were having -- severe IT pain in my right leg. And I figured I would grit my teeth and still follow through with the A1A half. I bowed out after 2 miles. Cried while walking back to my car. But looking back on it, I don't regret trying. If I hadn't at least attempted the race, I would have been even more disappointed.

IrishBlue said...

I hear you on the Bucks. What the!!!!

Good luck with the half!

chia said...

Best wishes and many hopes of swift healing!

D10 said...

Good Luck this weekend!

 
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