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April 16, 2009

MY OH MY! WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

Back to the physical therapist's office, that's where I've been....I hope they enjoy their job security, knowing that I'm still running day after day.

It all started after my A-M-A-Z-I-N-G run on Sunday...not last Sunday but the Sunday before that (see the post below this one). I ran the BEST time I have EVER run a 5k in. Just in case you didn't read the last post slow enough...I ran a 25:20! Holy Cow! That's fast for me!

And then on Monday I had a swollen ankle.

I'm sure it had something to do with the fact that I've been running around this fair city shouting to everyone that will listen: "I like to run. I can run fast. And I can do it INJURY-FREE!!"

Sometimes I should just learn to shut my big fat mouth.

So, I iced. And I rested. And I elevated. And I adviled. And I pouted. And over the course of the week I convinced myself that it was a stress fracture. And so I pouted some more.

But, Brian and Melissa and that really sweet intern at Piedmont Sports Medicine Complex poked and proded and made tears come out of these eyes that rarely cry to diagnose me with....drum roll plllllleeeeeaaaasssseee....

Tendonitis.

I'm such a wimp.

But a cautious wimp, at that.

So, I continue to ice and stretch and advil and torture myself with The Stick (http://www.thestick.com/).

And run.

Because that's what I came here to do.

I'm still on the "easy" side of running...trying to get the volume that I lost over the last week and a half BACK. And then next week it's back to ass-kicking quality workouts that make me realize why I am going to be such a good runner one day.

Until then...have a great weekend. And if you don't do anything else this weekend, go to Blogs Around Town (http://www.blogsroundtown.com/) and rate my blog. And check out other local bloggers too.

Ummm...and yeah...why aren't my hyperlinks working correctly???

1 comment:

Anne said...

Interesting advice from your PT. I have achilles tendonitis too and was told NOT to run on it for several weeks and then start up slowly again. I've had it before and it's a tough one to heal, especially since the cause is overtraining or always running on hard surfaces. Good luck, Amy!