Things got ugly, so I holed myself away spewing angry words and tears and was ready to give up. Have I ever mentioned I'm a drama queen? AND an emotional roller coaster? Because I got quite dramatic about the whole thing. It's how I roll.
To sum here is what I've been up to. Physical therapy has definitely been doing the trick, I sure did shed a few tears of pain for the first time in PT, but that means it's working. RIGHT?! Although I'm not back to perfect, things are feeling much better, I find I don't realize how much pain I am/was in, until the pain is gone. Like I'm not wincing when I walk down steps or turn corners, it's amazing! So two weeks ago I took things very easy after my fabulous long run in fantastic weather with The Lawyer. You know it's a good day in Kansas when you get to run in your short pants in early March! After that long run I didn't run again that week, just rested my legs and did some elliptical and yoga, that was it. And reveled in the fact that I ran in my short pants, natch.
Last week I was back at running and had three pretty successful runs, one being a fantastic tempo run that made me hopeful that I don't point of fact suck in general and that maybe I might just PR next month. My long run was done on Sunday, and although I had some nagging annoying pain in my right leg, it went well... um, well enough. Okay it was a bit frustrating. If you ask The Lawyer? She may not agree, she might tell you I was off the charts frustrated during that run as she got the brunt of a few choice texts thanks to all my frustrations. Words were shared, she politely listened and encouraged. So the run was less than stellar, and quite frustrating, but overall? I did it. Also I learned I really shouldn't indulge in a smoothie at home, then a huge brunch of french toast and cheesy (oh how i love cheese) hashbrown casserole a few hours before a long run. Mmm-hmm, not the best choice I've ever made. I paid for that one dearly. But it tasted so good at the time!! Anyway, as of today I am happy and confident that I'll be okay to race in OKC next month. Can't beat that!
As for this week, I just started my runs for the week today. Thanks to that John Mayer concert (have i mentioned that was killer yet) and physical therapy yesterday (where my PT told me to hold off and not run yesteray) and so far so good with a little more than four this morning. But it's technically a running rest week and I have it pretty easy, no complaints. So I'm back with my non-crappy attitude, and am desperately trying to catch up on your blogs. You people are busy.