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It’s been an official 2 weeks since that 13 mile run that was just too much for my lower back. Good news is that there has been huge improvement since I spoke with you guys last. Bad news is that I still can’t run…wah!
Okay, so honestly, I know I don’t have it bad. I feel confident that though this is taking a while to subside completely, it’s a minor injury. I’ve been stretching like a mofo and I went and got it checked out. I went to see this lady Shelley, who is possibly a physical therapist? I’ve seen her a few times and she comes highly recommended and I know it’s weird that I don’t know what her title is, but honestly I don’t care. She knows muscles and the body very well and I trust her. And she does not require insurance, which is a huge plus!
She massaged me, stretched me, and gave me 2 exercises to do. I felt great the following day! After this 2nd week of no running, I can walk normally, and I can easily get up and down without any twinge of pain. I decided to go for a test run today on the treadmill. I ran 0.15 miles and it was no bueno. It wasn’t excruciating pain, but it was there. It only hurt while I was running, so I got off the ‘mill and jumped on the arc trainer and the the bike and then continued to streeeeeetch.
I took my anger out on the arc trainer while listening to this:
Immediately after Dethklok was over, this song came on and it made me happy!
Total 180 right there.
Although, being injured sucks balls, I know it could be way worse. I’m crossing my fingers I can run SOON…like maybe this weekend? I have a 4 mile NYRR race this Sunday and I would prefer to not skip it, if possible.
I just want to RUUUUUNNNNN! I will give it another 2 weeks (if I have to) before I really start to freak out.
I’m glad I can at least do other forms of exercise, but you know, it’s not the same
How do you mentally deal with injuries?