What it isn’t!

I just want to run

Tuesday after work I suited up and tossed on my new Glycerin’s for a test run.  But sadly the run wasn’t to be.  I took about 5 steps and realized the my right shin is still too painful to run on.  It’s causing a limp that’s really pronounced and majorly annoying.  So I decided that after almost 3 weeks of very little running due to the pain, it was time to call the doctor.  I just feel like it’s not healing up very quickly and it’s time to see the doctor.

Some how, against all the odds, I managed to get a doctor’s appointment with my doctor yesterday after work.  The doctor was running about 40 minutes behind schedule when I got there but I decided to wait to see her because of the “super” storm that is supposed to arrive today (so far very disappointing as far as storms go).  After talking to the doctor she sent me for x-rays because she was concerned that it might be a stress fracture.  I was sure it wasn’t for no reason other than I didn’t want it to be that.  And it wasn’t.  The x-rays showed no evidence of a fracture.  Thank you power of positive thinking.  She’s sending me back to the sports medicine doctor and expects him to send me to physical therapy.  Yay.  Not.

I don’t know what it is about physical therapy but it makes me cringe.  I don’t know why other than the fact that I’m extremely lazy and I don’t want to do the work they want me to do.  But I’m going to suck it up and go.  I don’t have an appointment yet but I’m hoping for next week.  In the mean time it’s ice, rest and stretching.  But I guess that I shouldn’t complain since it’s just shin splints and not a fracture.  But I’m tired of being injured this year.  I just want to run.

I think it should be illegal to have brand new running shoes when your injured.  It’s pure torture to know they’re there and not be able to use them.  Soon, my pretties, soon.

Have you every been injured?

How did you deal with not being able to run?

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One thought on “What it isn’t!

  1. I have been injured most of this year, haha, Oy! I coped by cross training on the bike and a few other fun machines. Unfortunately my last injury was a freak hip injury that I couldn’t cross train at all during. Luckily it’s feeling better and only knocked me out for 2 weeks. I actually gave up on sports medicine docs for the very reason that their solution just seems to be to spend more money at their practice on PT. I did 5 weeks for a foot injury and months later I went to an orthopedist and 3 weeks later my foot was fine. I am kind of surprised your doc x-rayed you for a suspected stress fracture, they generally won’t show up in an X-ray until 4 weeks, sometimes 5, once it begins to heal. But I totally feel you for not wanting to do PT. You may just be better off not running on it until it feels better and skipping the PT altogether!

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