Where has September gone? So much has happened in the past 30 days, hasn't it? I haven't forgotten to write a Race Report about the Inaugural Running Troops event. Coming soon!
For now, I wanted to give you an update on my training. Well, my training is at a stand still. Almost 2 weeks ago, I injured myself on an trampoline.
Here is the timeline -
Went to Sky Zone with my family one evening - jumped around for 30 minutes, got bored and stopped. No pain, no aches, nothing.
- The next morning, my right calf muscle and ITB were overly sore. Evening, I ran 3 miles with my husband, then planned to run another 3 by myself. On that last 3, I turned right and sheering pain went up my leg, but as soon as I was running straight, I was fine. Decided to run another 3 to "shake it off" with my youngest son. At 1.5 into his 3 mile run, I was hobbling.
- The next day, not feeling so good, but felt a day of rest would do the trick.
- The following day after that, I was scheduled to run a 13.1 with Angela, so she/we could earn our Trooper Virtual Medal. Less than a mile from her home, my knee/calf gave out from underneath me and I almost went down. We walked the rest of the way.
- Went to Chiro on Monday, I knew he would need to do some Graston and ART. Did a 1 mile test run on the next day and that was the last day I ran. I have had days were I got so bad, I finally had to buy a walking cane, so I wouldn't fall over, when I am walking.
Since then, I have had 4 treatments of horribly painful Graston and ART. I have so many bruises on my lower leg and ITB, it looks like a little person beat me up with a bat.
This past weekend, I rode the stationary bike (fast pedaling) and did modified DDPYOGA. It felt wonderful to get the blood pumping and will be a critical part of my treatment plan, going forward.
Today - was the first significant sign of improvements. Our goal is to get me to a slow jog by the weekend. If that can go well, I will plan to be involved with Long Beach Half Marathon, so I can earn the Beach Cities with Angela. At this point, it would be illogical for me to even think I can run LB, but I am willing to walk it, if the Dr allows me to.
The last 1 1/2 weeks has been miserable, to put it bluntly. Anxiety, sadness and feeling like a lazy slug. There are times I wished my leg was broken, so I could get a boot and I could just stay off of it for 4 weeks. With this deep soleus muscle strain, the prognosis is anywhere between 2 weeks to even months, for 100% healing.
I am grateful for the wonderful care of Dr. Nick Savatgy at Canyon Lake Neck & Back. Without his expertise, I would be in so much worse shape, than I am right now.
Onward! Healing will come, no doubt in my mind.
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Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
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