Week 14 and Running BFFs

I had it all planned out to tell yall about Corey’s trip to the ATL, but honestly, her post probably sums it up better than I could. So go read it. It’s fun to get a visitors’ perspective on your city and your fav spots. So glad she agrees with my taste.IMG_4073

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I loved having her in town. It was kinda funny having one of my best running friends in town to just hang out. One of the greatest things about running buddies is that they understand the importance of a workout. Corey hit the road, I hit the gym. We did take a pilates class together on Sunday and she now loves it as much as me! (maybe?)

Highlights of the weekend: food, my first trip to a (newer) brewery here, Monday Night Brewing, staying out wayyyy too late, a new beautiful leather skirt, girl time, and Luke Bryan. Good lawd that is one good looking man.IMG_4088

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I hit my rock bottom of PT and no running last week. Yes, the very beginning of this entire surgery recovery was hard. But I actually cried at PT last week. I don’t think she knew it though.

Yes, she. ANOTHER new PT (still at the same place inside my doc’s office). I can’t even remember her name…but new PT wanted to assess where I was in rehab. I told her I don’t have pain exercising, sleeping, etc, just walking for long periods of time. She looked at my balance on one leg and said we had tons of work to do.

W.T.F. TONS OF WORK TO DO?!?! WTF have I been doing for the past 14 weeks??? YES. 14 weeks. 14 long, stupid, boring, long, stupid weeks. 45 minute drive to PT and $25 copay every single visit and still tons of work. Nice. Apparently my right glute is still week. I’m more upset that the previous 2 PT’s didn’t actually correct me if I was doing things wrong or not notice this sooner. I have an appointment with the doc Thursday and he will hear it from me on this. ESPECIALLY since my insurance only allows 2-3 more sessions.

So, I did my stretches and quietly cried on the PT table. The thought of being told “still no running” or “no Flywheel” for another few weeks is terrifying. This upcoming appointment has been my light at the end of the tunnel. She assured me by the end of session that based on my fitness level, it should be corrected quickly. FINGERS CROSSED.

The rest of the week I did what any hard-headed hurt athlete would do.

I upped my cardio to 40 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the bike.
I went to the gym almost every day.
I took another pilates class.

I couldn’t find a pool to use in town (indoors with all of our weather), and I was sick of “having” to rest. So I pushed myself.

Monday: 35 minutes elliptical, 20 bike, weights (arms and back)
Tuesday: PT, 40 minutes elliptical, 20 bike
Wednesday: attempted to pool run outside-thunder and lightning storm so I had a forced rest day. Babysat the nugget for an hour while my sister went running (at the gym) instead.
Thursday: PT, 40 minutes elliptical, 20 bike
Friday: 40 minutes elliptical, 20 bike, 1 hour private pilates session
Saturday: 40 minutes elliptical, 20 bike, PT exercises
Sunday: 45 minutes pool running (at hotel in TN)

And honestly, for all of the work I did after a long weekend, I didn’t feel so bad. I guess that’s a good sign.

Thanks for letting me vent. I have really tried to stay positive through this entire thing but somedays it just builds up. Tell me something positive in your life! I need all the good vibes and good news coming my way in hopes that I get the same sort of news.

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  • Ahhh, that really sucks. So sorry to hear. I’m impressed how you handle all this! You are doing much better than most people would do. I have a feeling you will be running very soon though!

  • Really, really hoping you get good news at your appointment!!! It’s okay to vent, let it all out!! You’ve been so strong during this process, you definitely deserve to complain, and rant.

    That’s an intense and awesome week you had!

    A positive thing? I’m finally phasing out “The Boot” and my arms are looking pretty fab because of all the lifting I’ve been doing!

    Good luck tomorrow!

  • Man. That is a giant bummer – I can’t believe the other 2 PT’s let things go like that. 🙁

    I’m still amazed at all the motivation you’ve had to continue staying fit and healthy, because I assure you, I would not have that will power. You’re pretty amazing 🙂

  • Oh no!! I am so optimistic that you will soon be back running and doing flywheel and spinning.

    I know you are bummed with the setbacks, but you are maintaining a good fitness base and more than ANYTHING, you know you don’t want to re-injure anything.

    Um… good thing for me? I HAVE NOT BEEN HATING RUNNING 😀

    Stay positive, you’ll come out of this stronger!

  • More work to do?! I would have been uber pissed off too. I would definitely say something about that to your physician. How come so many PTs? Are they leaving the practice or what? I would be so frustrated if I were you. 🙁

  • Venting seriously helps though! Get it all out! I had a major frustration this week, and I didn’t feel better until I told the story about five times. Then I just started to relax about it. It’s like without telling people it’s trapped inside my head about to explode. But on a good note, I’m excited that we are starting the process to purchase a house in Alabama, which means this will be home for a while. Looking forward to settling down in Bham! And your bangs are really cute!

  • Another PT– going through them like crazy. sorry she didn’t deliver the best news but you’r so consistent and dedicated I know you’ll get there 🙂

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