Well Tumblr…it has been forever and a day since I have posted here…but I have news.
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So yesterday I went to my Jack Quinn’s Running Club, the goal was to TRY to run, since I haven’t run since last Thursday since my diagnosis of achilles tendinitis. I thought, “Four days, that’s more than I’ve taken off in a long time, should be fine!”
I walked (most of) the course. I tried running about a mile in for about a minute, yeah, nope. Walking up a slight hill aggravated my injury to the point that I felt like I had been running uphill for miles. It was just this crazy tightness, like when you a do a bunch of calf raises, but the pain doesn’t go away right away with relaxing. It’s been so bad. I have the Bolder Boulder 10k this weekend, and like two weekends from now I have the Garden of the Gods ten miler which is all hills. And I’m supposed to be training for the Pikes Peak Ascent already.
The 10k I was already going to walk because it’s a fun race it’s not for anything. But the Garden of the Gods…that one’s important. This is so stressful. I called my doctor and finally caved to have her refer me to a physical therapist. This isn’t going away. Even with rest I feel like it’s getting worse.
WHY DOES IT HURT SO MUCH TO DO WHAT I LOVE!?
I was just in a translation for one of the OBs in my clinic and got to hear baby’s first heartbeat with mom. Usually I don’t get to hear that part (the translation is over the phone).
I don’t know, something about the miracle of life and all that. Gave me warm fuzzies.
So these girls at work are freaking because apparently it’s okay for women to go topless in New York.
Like, who cares? Because equality.
And they just keep saying how they don’t want to see people’s floppy boobs everywhere. Meh. I’ve been to Europe. These things are okay. Don’t understand the big deal.
I love my doctor. She’s a runner too, so she understood my not wanting to stop running. And she said that’s fine, I just need to promise to ice for 30 minutes right after each run, and stretch a lot before and after each run. She gave me a whole list of stretches I have to do every time. She said there’s no compartment syndrome because even though I have symptoms of it I don’t feel the pain while walking around normally which I guess is a big indicator of that.
She said she’s going to help me through this, because she doesn’t want me to stop running and she wants to see me do the Pikes Peak Ascent this year. Love her! Hope this works! She said if after a while of trying this if it’s not getting better, to call her and she’ll get me to a physical therapist. But she’s a sports doctor too so she knows what’s up.
I’ve been thinking about it, and I just keep feeling worse and worse on my runs.
My calves are so tight it becomes unbearable to keep running at times. Mentally, I can handle it, and want to go faster and know I could, but my calves don’t let me. From my research, I could have something mild like Achilles tendinitis, or it could be something bad like exercise induced compartment syndrome. There’s so many things it could be. The entire lower half of my lower legs fall asleep while running, and I have to walk really easy for like 5 minutes at least to regain any feeling.
My primary doctor is also a sports doctor, and a runner, so I’m really hoping she won’t make me stop running. I want to be fixed. I am still going to do the ten miler in like 3 weeks and I really want to do the Ascent because it was expensive as hell so I’m doing it.
I have no idea why they would be sore, I haven’t really worked out besides running…
I’m thinking maybe it’s all the hills I ran yesterday? Or that hard last mile I ran at the Jack Quinn’s run… So weird. My abs have never felt sore from running. Perhaps I’m just learning to “engage my core” or whatever.
So there’s that.