Wednesday, March 24, 2010

5 weeks to my 1/2 'm' day.

I'm so behind on posting about all my training. Basically because two weeks ago I was a blathering mess of tears and ramble over the fact that I once again landed myself back in the hands of my very capable physical therapist thanks to running. I was a mess, physically and emotionally. Thankfully I just had some bad knots in my quad and hamstring, along with a painful fibroid from a muscle strain in my hamstring as well, and a slightly pulled groin, all of which were making my hip very cranky.

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.

8 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Running friends are they best, they understand :) Glad you're getting yourself looked after, and yes, I'm trying to catch up on blogs too!!! Gah!

Carolina John said...

Stick with the PT, it will get the job done. Good luck!

Indi said...

You'll do great!! I know how much pressure you put on yourself, but i think you will surprise yourself in mm...guess its under 4 weeks now.

Lisa said...

WoooHooo race day is getting closer!!

Glad PT is working for you. :-)

Marlene said...

That *is* a roller coaster! Glad to hear things are looking up. PT is a miracle-worker!

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear PT is working for you! Stick with it, girl!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

LORDY you and PT are tight... Hugs to getting strong and running for a PR.

Oh my that concert would have been a BLAST..

X-Country2 said...

Good luck staying healthy and go get 'em!