Tag Archives: injury

Just a quick update

26 Jun

In my attempt to get back into running I have a new injury: Plantar Fasciitis. Because…why not get every stereotypical running injury known to man in the course of a few months?! Hopefully I see the light at the end of the tunnel with this injury, but I’m apprehensive to jump back into a lot of activity. I was just jogging 2:1 intervals for 3 miles when this flared up. I haven’t lost a pound yet (grrr), but I did take my measurements and I am an inch down in my chest, waist, AND hips since January, so that’s awesome. I still want to eat a pint of ice cream out of frustration over the scale not moving! I have been doing exercises taht keep my feet off the floor with my swiss ball, sandbags, and hand weights. Hopefully…one day….I’ll be a runner again. On my year anniversary (July 7th) I’ll do a full progress update. I wanted to be so much further by now ūüė¶

Back in the saddle

2 Jun

My first attempt at running was a sad state of affairs. I was attempting 3miles with 3:1 walk/jog intervals. This seemed like an extremely simple task, but I don’t want to overdo it and have continued problems with my knee. I did pretty well for a mile and a half but at 2 miles I actually had to stop and rest. I was feeling overly hot and fatigued. My only defense is that it was 80 degrees out but even so, I feel pathetic. So frustrating to know where I was in April and compare it to now. I am going to go to another trail today that has a bit more shade and go a bit later. Hopefully things go better.

Doctor Visit

13 Apr

I decided I needed professional help for my knee pain. All I really wanted was an X-ray. I didn’t get one. He agreed with me that it’s IT Band Syndrome (yay for my diagnosing skills) and that I just need to continue treatment for a lot longer. 5 weeks, in fact. If I am still having problems 4 weeks in he’ll give me an MRI. I’m not pleased with this prognosis. 5 weeks seems like a lifetime. At any rate, here’s the workout plan:

Saturday, Tuesday, Friday
Arms:
Pushups
Low Row
Bicep Curls
Tricep Ext
Dips
Push Press

Sunday, Wesnesday: Gentle Yoga

Monday, Wednesday: Bike up to an hour, as tolerated.

Everyday I am doing rehabilitation exercises. Every other day I will Ultrasound with an antiinflammatory medication, and do an Iontophoresis treatment with a steroid medication. He gave me a presceiption antiinflammatory, but I usually can’t tolerate those.

I am going to.focus more on.my calorie count and try to continue to lose weight. I have been eating a lot lately. Time to get it under control!

I will also try to get a massage when I can afford it, but funds are low lately. I have a few family trips to budget for, a new computer, and pay taxes. Oy.

Getting ready for race day

31 Mar

I’m registered for the race.¬†

My hotel is reserved. 

This is happening, I don’t care how bad my knee hurts!¬†

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For the past 2 weeks my weekday workouts have concentrated on rehabilitating my knee. ¬†Stretching and myofascial release, strengthening of glutes and hips, ultrasound, iontophoresis with a steriod medication, and biking. ¬†Last weekend I jogged 2 miles on new shoes with knee pain and the next day jogged 6 miles with really bad knee pain. ¬†No running this weekend. I’ll jog some at some point this week and see what happens. ¬†If I were my athlete, I would have sent me to the doctor by now. ¬†But we all know we are our worst patients, and I’m not planning on an xray until after the race. ¬†If I have a terrible time with the run I’ll go after that. ¬†I don’t suspect it to be anything more than severe overuse, but I suppose there’s an off chance of a stress fracture. Blah.¬†

This week will be more of the same. I just finished a yoga workout. I’ll continue my stretching and myofascial release, some light strengthening, less calisthenics. I’ll continue taking Aleve twice a day and do my worst! ¬†I’m excited to be in Florida along the coast, wind in my hair! I’m just going to focus on the positives and forget the 13.1 for a while! ¬†I’m so nervous!¬†

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My first injury

10 Mar

 

 

Well, it’s official. I have¬†IT Band Syndrome.

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Last week when I got home from 7 miles my knee hurt. I iced and stretched and it lingered for about 2 days. Saturday I went out for 4 miles of intervals and my knee started hurting at about 3 and a half. Knowing I needed to turn around and do 9 miles today I came home, stretched, iced, took Ibuprofen. Alas, today it’s still pretty painful. I think headed out on a 9 mile run today I’d regret it.

I’m not good with pain or injury. I’m actually quite a baby about it. ¬†My plan to get better this week:

  • Ibuprofen for 5 days
  • Stretch hips, hams, quads, IT band 2x/day
  • Glute medius, VMO, and core strength daily
  • Use foam roller and the stick on IT bands 2x/day

Workouts for this week:

Monday: Arms

Tuesday/Thursday: Core

Thursday: forego leg workout for hip and leg rehab

Friday/Sunday: 4 miles intervals

Saturday: 9 mile jog

I’m still pretty slow, but I’ll worry about speed when the half marathon is over. ¬†My interval day I averaged 13:32/mile. That’s about the best average I’ve had. Not bad, despite the injury.

Really? This is really happening…ok.

20 Oct

Further evidence the universe is trying to keep me down:

Get to the Farmer’s Market today, stop to get coffee. ¬†They are out of coffee and in the meantime, someone stole my cart. (At the Farmers Market you have to get your cart from the middle of the parking lot. ¬†This was a huge offense.) Decide to do my shopping and come back for coffee (this coffee is the greatest coffee of all time, you can’t pass it up). Despite the market not being crazy busy like it usually is, people were particularly rude and inconsiderate. Running into me, cutting me off, not letting me through, etc… I got one toe stepped on and another guy ran over my heel with his cart. Get finished with my list, return to the coffee cart….out again. ¬†Son of a…! Redeeming grace is I got a stellar parking spot, and as I pulled away, I prayed the person who took my spot was deserving of it.

Stop by home to drop off my loot and go finish errands which included: Library, Goodwill, TJMaxx, and traditional grocery for a few remaining items. Despite spending too much money, Goodwill and TJMaxx were good experiences. ¬†I got some good stuff (I have to start dressing “professionally” but more on that later). ¬†Then I come back home, get in my sweat pants, and get ready to cook meals….dammit, forgot the other grocery stop! ¬†Change back into socially acceptable clothes and go to Publix, the closest option. ¬†Can’t find the first 3 items on the list….forget this, going to Kroger! ¬†Get to Kroger parking lot and OOOOH YAAAA, I have prescriptions waiting next door at Rite Aid, let me stop by. ¬†Standing at the drop off counter b/c I’m not really sure both of them were submitted for refill…waiting, waiting….look down at the “pick up” counter…apparently he’s going to help everyone down there today. ¬†Switch lines while he helps a woman who has been waiting for waaaaay less time than I have. ¬†Her prescriptions aren’t ready. Wait. She’s counting out pennies to pay for them. Waiting. Somehow she needs change? ¬†Pharmacy doesn’t have enough change. Page manager, get the change, woman can’t figure out how to use the kiosk where you have to agree to a number of disclaimers. Wait, wait, wait. Woman finally leaves. My turn. Give my name, my date of birth….my prescriptions aren’t ready.

Really fighting the urge to scream YOU JUST CALLED ME YESTERDAY! THEY WERE READY THEN! Wait another 10 minutes. ¬†Pharmacist comes back, “did you get 60 grams of this medication last time (gel for acne), it usually comes in 30 grams.” My response, “Yes, I got 60g last time, I guess I just have a big face.” Pharmacist looks at me blankly for a second, quickly finishes my order!

Positives (because we need to focus on the positives!): Good parking all day, traffic wasn’t bad, it was beautiful out all day, and my hip feels sooooo much better (thank GOODNESS)! ¬†Going to try for a short jog tomorrow, I clearly need the endorphins!

I can’t wait to share my menu and my plan tomorrow because the food in this house smells simply amazing right now.