Tuesday, April 24, 2012
So my release to start training again was short lived…..
I absolutely despise being told that I can’t do something. What is even worse is know that I have done things and am now unable to do them without paying for it.
In the past few years I have discovered that I like running something that I was never really able to do, being an asthmatic and all. Well I have finally gotten past all that and have participated in numerous 5ks over the past 2 years. I have gradually gotten to where I can run all 3.2 miles without having to stop and walk. My walking sessions were either due to breathing issues or cramps in my calves. I was even able to run my best 5k time ever of 35 min this past January. Well who knew that if you take a month off from running you should NOT head out for a full 5K just because it was 70 degrees in January.
Apparently, I am learning this lesson the hard way. I have been having issues with the tendons and ligaments that run from my heel through my ankle into my calf and shin for over three months now. I have had to walk the last few 5Ks as well as this past weekend’s Mud Dog. I am heartbroken. I have issues now no matter what type of activity I try or what shoes I wear while doing it. I can force myself through the activity (circuit training, walking, running, etc.) and I can barely walk for the rest of the day. I can manage to get some relief by the next day after sticking my entire foot into a tub of ice water and a healthy dose of Aleeve.
I do have two very good friends that have walked some or all of the events that I refused not to participate in. Good friends like that are very hard to find. I love you guys.
I do have an appointment to see a sports podiatrist, unfortunately in is in 2 weeks. What the heck am I supposed to do until then? I can’t sit still and when the weather is nice it is even harder for me. I love hiking, trekking, biking, walking, running, and whatever insane DVD Program I couldn’t help but purchase and torture myself with. Mud runs are by far my favorite activity, the muddier and crazier the obstacle the better. If they don’t figure out how to fix this soon I am going to go insane. I swear….I gain weight in my sleep. I can exercise like a mad woman and watch what I eat for months and not loose so much as a half a pound.
Ok, I guess that is enough complaining and feeling sorry for myself for one day.