- This whole "rest" aka "xtrain only" thing I got going on this week sucks big you know what. I want to run. (Insert mean, grumpy face here.)
- Remember when I volunteered for the Watermelon 5k on July 4th? Well not only was it a wonderful and humbling experience but I also made a new friend. A new running friend. :) We got together last and this past Wednesday and I am so thankful she came into my life! New Runner Friend (which she shall be called until I give her a better name) is such a sweetheart and I think this is the beginning of a great friendship (and not just for running either!) YAY! We don't really run together per say (she does Galloway) but just knowing I have someone close by is comforting not to mention I have no excuse not to get up and run (not that I ever try to find one) because we have a date. A running date. With me being on mandatory rest this week I still met up with her yesterday and instead of running we just walked (briskly) and talked, she didn't mind at all that I needed to walk because of my injury, she was just glad we were out there moving!
- Speaking of the nagging injury, I finally bit the bullet and cashed in that referral to the Orthopedic from Dr. Knows-It-All-And-Refuses-To-Listen-To-Me for an appointment with a physical therapist. I gave her this scenario of my issues; I have dull, annoying, been running on it for so long it doesn't really bother me pain here and here and severe, I want to scream and punch babies pain here:
Long story short I most def have ITB issues, I've strained a ligament, I have severe overusage, my hips are too wide, my knees bow in, my achilles is not stretched out enough and... seriously she basically told me I was a hot mess. She gave me lots of stretches to do, new ways to use my torture device, Mr. Foam Roller, and put some electrical devices on me and did an ultrasound thingy and lots of other voo-doo that should help me on my road to recovery. She also told me I was stubborn but admired my honesty. (This was after I told her point blank if she expected me to actually rest for more than a week or two she was kidding herself... I have a marathon to run in 12 1/2 weeks!!!) Then she asked me how far a marathon was... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA