Cue the suspense/thriller soundtrack: today I made a last minute appointment with the sports doc and he gave me...the Shot! It pretty much hurt like hell. But, considering the pain I've been feeling every stinking time I run, the Shot was no big deal. I must have done a pretty good job practicing my yogi nasal breathing because I heard the nurse tell the doc that I was the best patient they'd seen in weeks. Yeah, I'm "one with my body" and all that.
However, there's really no guarantee that this is even going to work which is just craptacular. In fact, the doc said the cortisone could even make things worse. Superb. He cut me off from my last two sessions of PT (oh, darn!) and said I need to rest for as long as possible, as any activity could lessen the effects of the cortisone and cause damage. I'm going to give it a week. No running, spinning, cross-training, strength-training, nada! Just lots of stretching and icing. This would probably be a good time to finish watching the Pride and Prejudice A&E miniseries.
I'm trying really hard to be cool about it, but the fact of the matter is that I might have to stop running for a while. Like, weeks. Or, months. In which case I could pretty much kiss the Bayshore Marathon goodbye. Detroit, anyone?
Oh! I almost forgot! A little treat for the visual learners:
Monday, January 26, 2009
I've got a plan B: the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, NC!! Dash two miles to the donut shop, slam a doz, and dash back. EASY. I could totally wear one of those paper hats, too. The scary thing is that over 1900 people have registered already. Do you think people have to clean up their own vomit or do they have volunteers for that?
And I ra-a-an, I ran so far away-ay-ay-ay-ay, I couldn't get away. Seriously though I ran 4 miles on Tuesday, 4 miles on Wednesday, 4 miles on Thursday, and 4 miles on Saturday. We'll see how this week goes seeing that I teach a class Wednesday night at LCC so I'm going to have to juggle my running schedule.
Got a massage on Saturday. It was good. Ran on Sunday. Not good. I increased the intervals up to 4/1 and was able to run for 35 minutes (3.75 miles) before the pain really kicked in. I felt some tightness during most of the run but then it started to actually hurt so I figured I better stop. So, I've improved a little bit considering I could barely run 2.5 miles before I started physical therapy. HOWEVER, eking out a measly 3.75 and spending the rest of the day in PAIN isn't going to cut it when I'm trying to train for a freaking marathon. Gimme cortisone, doc!! I just hope I can get through this next week of PT without going seriously insane.