Sunday, April 10, 2011
A year ago today, I fell and broke my pelvis. It was my first outdoor bike ride of the season, and my running was going better than ever. I was schedule for my first 8k race/run in two weeks. It was a set back that I am still recovering from. My pelvis healed but I continue to be plagued with a right side tendon injury in my hip and glute. This year has been so hard: dealing with injury, dealing with husband's chronic arthritis, dealing with sister's aneurysm and surgery in January, dealing with only child leaving for college over a thousand miles away. I am still hoping to start running when and if the tendon injury ever heals. For now, I am thankful I can hike, bike, and do elliptical training. I am happy my daughter is thriving in college and that my sister survived brain surgery with no long-term deficits. I am happy my husband's arthritis is in remission at least most of the time. I am not the athlete I was last year and I can't honestly say I gained ANYTHING from the troubles and trials of this year. Except that I learned I can survive and there are wonderful people on SP who are so supportive. Maybe there are more lessons that I will discover in time.
Monday, March 14, 2011
I haven't blogged in over a month. I returned from my sister's exactly one month ago. I have been trying to exercise more and it is going pretty well between spinning and doing elliptical. I want to be walking and running, especially since the weather is nice, but every time I try, I end up with knee and hip pain. I am finally getting my steroid shot next Tuesday and I hope that will calm down the lower back/glute/hip pain. Food has been a big struggle for me. I feel so down that I just can't get it under better control. I guess I just haven't been very motivated. I need a new challenge - somehow losing five or ten pounds just doesn't do it for me and any physical challenges are stymied by injury. This is why I haven't blogged; there just is nothing to say except frustration that I can't exercise better control and can't run. I am thinking of dropped off all my running groups because, although I am so happy for all that you are achieving, I just feel so dejected and left behind.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
I am in Massachusetts helping my sister recover from brain surgery. The surgery was scheduled because we knew she had an aneurysm that needed to be clipped. It was a scary time that went better than expected. She is a week post-surgery with no neurological defects. She is tired, still in some pain, and not an "easy" patient but we are so grateful for the surgeons at Mass General.
No surprisingly, the fitness has to be put aside for now. My sister can't be left alone and the narrow roads in Amherst where we are staying are snow packed with no sidewalks. I am trying to stretch and do some strengthening but that is about all that is possible. I am a long way from New Mexico, but glad I can be here to help her. My own life: spin class, husband, job, seems so far away. If anyone reads this who has experience with aneurysm clipping, please let me know. We can use all the support possible.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
I spun Friday and did 45 minutes on the elliptical today. Maybe, just maybe, I am mending. I hope a little hopeful, but my hopes have been dashed over and over again so I am trying not to get ahead of myself. For today, I feel pretty good (some hip and lower back pain, but not nearly as bad as sometimes), my eating has been in control for 7 days in a row, and I plan to exercise again tomorrow. It feels good, but scary.
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