I’m adjusting. It’s been three weeks without running. At this point, I am very realistic about my upcoming races.
I’m actually not in much pain. I feel like I could go for a run. BUT, I know I really shouldn’t. My favorite PT (from my ankle) was all booked up before my trip to Texas for work. I settled on trying a new one because the thought of doing nothing for another week was going to drive me crazy. I wasn’t excited about a new therapist, but was hopefully. Well, I got a student. Who treated me like I was a 90 year old woman. I don’t think she quite understand my strength. For example, she told me to hold a plank for 15 seconds. I usually do 3 sets of planks in pilates or on my own. Her supervisor came in and went over everything at the end of my session. I had heard the student explaining my situation so I was somewhat prepared.
The supervisor told me I really didn’t need therapy because I was strong (right lady, that’s exactly why I’m injured). Second, when I asked about my races. She said, “Well, aren’t you a little obsessed” or something like that. Supervisor and I weren’t going to see eye to eye. I did my exercises in TX and couldn’t wait to get back to ATL for my next appointment with my old therapist (from ankle).
Chris, my fav therapist, did a few tests on my flexibility and pain and said I was off balance on my right hip and something was definitely off. BUT, she wasn’t convinced it’s a tear. After I had my shot in my hip and felt no pain, it came back within 2 days. She said that a steroid shot should leave you pain free for several weeks. So, I’m very hopeful that it’s just a glute issue.
I did get dry needled for the first time ever. A needle is put into the muscle and then moved around to the trigger point. This was done in my hip, butt, and low back. I screamed, laughed and cried at the same time. I have never felt such odd pain in my life. My leg was numb when I left and hurt like a bitch all day but by Friday I felt awesome. I go back again today to start actually therapy.
Chris didn’t rule out NOLA or Eugene just yet. BUT, again, I am completely realistic. They may not happen.
To make up for my running, I spin like a crazy woman. I am seriously addicted to Flywheel. I’m not half bad at it either. I will easily earn free spin shoes too-they have some promo if you ride 200 miles within your first 60 days or something you get your own pair. I will have that in a week or two.
It’s weird to not be running. The ankle sprain was different-I couldn’t even really walk. I feel like I could run right now, and that’s what makes it hard. It’s really, really hard to be on social media (since 90% of my peeps are runners). BUT, I’ve been busy in my “real” life, so that helps. Last weekend P and I went to the North Ga mountains for a night and visited a few of the wineries. They were very low key-except for the one that actually looks like it fits in Napa. The quote card (below) was from our hotel. It’s my new favorite quote.
I had training in Texas for several days-which is incredibly exhausting, exciting and overwhelming. And, I learned A TON about sunscreen. Does anyone have any interest in learning more about this?? I would love to share it but don’t want to bore anyone.
This weekend was low key-and I needed that. I will be traveling for the next 4 weeks so down time is really nice.
Before the hip injury, I was sent some awesome clothes from the ladies at Runningskirts. I had a chance to wear each piece a few times and love it all. I was already a fan of their skirts but had not tried the socks.
The bra on the other hand, has a little history. L (Becka’s sister) had given me an extra that she wasn’t using back in May. I LOVED it. I was super excited to get another one. But here’s the real deal. I love this bra for yoga, pilates, and everyday wear. This is NOT a bra to run in if you were blessed with a chest, and I am. I can imagine it’s like one of those handful bras a lot of you talk about (those don’t come big enough for me), but the Runningskirts brand does. I promise you, I live in this thing. It’s incredibly comfortable for lounging! If you have an A/B cup size, I’m sure it would be fine to run in-anything larger than that is out of the question (in my opinion). And sorry, no pics of my boobs today.
I received an email this morning with a 20% off code, “runloverun”, and a free gift with $75 purchase-so go stock up!
Have you been to wineries other than Napa/Sonoma? Want to learn more about sunscreen/SPF? Running in skirts-yay or nay?