I’m still alive and still not running. After several doctors appointments and physical therapy, I pulled my groin muscle at Capital City Classic almost a week and a half ago. I took all of last week off from work but am back & slaving away like a good public servant.
I spent last week lounging in my jammies, drinking coffee and cuddling doggies…becuase I couldn’t do anything else! Ugh! Injuries suck. My left leg was so painful that even sleeping was painful. Sneezing was pretty much out of the question. Did you know that when you sneeze, pretty much all your muscles contract including pulled ones? Ouch.
In addition to drinking coffee and cuddling doggies, I also worked on my Galloway Pullover. Little known fact…I like to knit. I go to sleep at 9pm and knit. It’s official, I’m a little old lady. Plus for the last week, I’ve smelled like one too. Tiger Balm is my friend except that the dogs hate the smell and refuse to sit with me. I guess you can’t have it all. In the week I was off work, I knit the whole body of the sweater and 80% of one sleeve. It’s not that I’m a fast knitter, it’s just that there was nothing else I could really do. I unloaded the dishwasher once and it took 30 minutes. And did you know that there is nothing on TV during the day?! True story, bro. Ugh. Thank god for Netflix and BBC mini series.
I went back to work yesterday. I’m up and hobbling around but I cannot, cannot do stairs. Too painful. After work yesterday I was so exhausted, I slept for 2 hours in the living room chair. The hours from 6pm until 8pm did not exist. I was out cold. It’s really hard when your whole body is trying to compensate for an injury.
The sports medicine doc said that I could be out up to 6 weeks. And that means no Avenue of the Vines Half on the 18th. I haven’t run at all but I am starting to have a lot less pain. I miss running so much and of course this months Runners World showed up last week. I haven’t even looked at it yet. Reading it would be like showing drugs to an addict. And that’s just mean. Not to mention that I got an e-mail that my Stride Box is on its way. Booo. Pure torture.
Right now I’m choosing to leave everything up in the air regarding running. I’m not saying I won’t run Avenue of the Vine. I’m not saying I will. I’m not saying I won’t try for a few 1 mile runs between now and whenever. I’m just going to go on how I feel. Today I feel much better than I did yesterday and walking is becoming much easier. Time will pass no matter what I do, so staying positive is key.
And it never hurts to cuddle a cute dachshund!