Friday, February 25, 2011

Tired already.

first, a quick thanks for those who spoke up yesterday.  Not long after this went to press I was on hold with my Md's office where I left a message, requesting a script for that bone scan.  After all, Hot Doc and I had a deal.  Our deal was that I would call him if it got worse.  Well, just because neither of us expected that to happen doesn't mean we hadn't discussed it.  

I think this is going to have to be the last post on this topic for at least a few days.  It's too depressing...  and I'm sick of my own drama... you all must be sick of it too.  It seemed like everything was going to be FINE, and things were on the MEND, and I was practically celebrating the idea that I could add 1/2 mile to Saturday's run if... IF... WTF! happened here!

Hot Doc and I had discussed 3 things that "if this... then..." they were:

  • "If the pain increases at an earlier point in the run".  In other words, two weeks ago I could run 10 miles pain free. That fell off to 6 miles, which is why I visited Hot Doc.  He suggested 4 miles, and that was all fine, but yesterday the pain came on pretty strong at mile 2...  So.... that progress is definitely notable.  Just, sadly, in the wrong direction.  Not that I didn't enjoy my run with DeNiece listening to a discussion about eating habits, safe pre-run foods, run groups, who's running what pace at 10K training team and she was nice an hung back with me...  ~yea~.  We had a nice chat.  Just, my "fankle" blew up, or did it Explode?  Melt Down?  Was it a twitter Bomb?  Hard to put words on the event really... on the one downhill of the route, so that took a little away from the, ah, joy.

  • "If the pain interferes with your day to day activities" ...  yea, um.  I don't want to talk about the fact that I scooch'd down my stairs today before I was booted because I just couldn't face walking down them again.  Up?  No problem.  Down?  I don't need to come downstairs right now....  No really...  I'll stay up here... 

  • "If the pain occurs during sleep".  We've discussed Sting, Neurotic 4 am wake-up for nothing, Screaming Tibia, and the Voice of the Hot Doc haunting my Insomnia.  I think we will not revisit this.


Because of all those things, I'm just going to be super cautious for a few days (I actually made a 3 week commitment to myself.  21 days.  It's not quite a detox, which is typically 28 days long).  One down... yesterday counts right?  I'm counting it, because I wore the boot.

I will say, I put the boot on and it immediately felt better.  I'm still going to hit the pool and bond with OC.  I mean, seriously, what is missing 8 miles of running this week really?  (did I just type that?  holy carp.  i just... blacked out for a minute there...)  In the grand scheme of things?  Nothing.  Nothing, right?  I mean, I can get that back in a week or two....

K.  I need to go freak out now.

10 comments:

Jen said...

For what it is worth, I really think you are making the right decision. It sucks. Its stupid. You dont deserve it. While you may want to pull your hair out and eat every last girl scout cookie (yeah... almost did last night), I think your hair is gorgeous and this AB Ripper pics that I want you to post will NEVER happen if you eat all of the GS cookies.

Where to boot. Get the scan. And believe me... keep talking about it... it may help! I promise! Still praying for you... right now it it centered about you knowing what is wrong!

MCM Mama said...

I know it's hard - seriously thought my head would pop off when I had my achilles injury. But taking a complete rest from running for the short term should provide for better running in the long term.

And if you need to whine about it, whine. It's your blog and that's what friends are for. We are here for you. And if you want to come up for a playdate in your free time, I can provide coffee or wine and a listening ear.

Kelly said...

I agree with the others. Keep talking about it!! That is exactly why we are here! And it does stink, but rest and heal now and then enjoy the Spring running. I'll try to find us some good riding routes. Maybe, just maybe, you can find a road bike "high" to keep you going!! And what good are friends if you can't whine together??

Anne said...

This sucks big time G...but, I also think you are doing the right thing by taking it easy. Get that scan and check things out. Hang in there...we're here for you. For sure keep us posted, we WANT to hear about it!

bobbi said...

You are being so so SMART. I think caution is key here, and you are doing the right thing.

Not that it makes it suck any less...I'm hoping the scan gives you GOOD news.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

21 days makes a habit, right? Sometimes I wished I lived in a one story house so the damn stairs wouldn't remind me that I'm broken.

Earth Momma Mer said...

G. You are going to be fine! Listen to your body is always first and therefore, you must respect the fankle. It's only February. You've got a lot of 2011 left to be GBA. Hang in there. :) We are all here for you!

H Love said...

Hang in there!

Disney_Casey said...

I think you are making the right decision but I am so sorry this is so hard for you. Thinking of you

Alex said...

Never sick of your drama. Good luck with the detox....fyi-oreos and lack of running don't mix.=)