|This is where I hang out on Thursday mornings!|
It is Week #4 of physical therapy and my PT seems to think that I am getting better. Although the pain is mild when I am doing nothing it hurts a little more after any type of cardio workout of 20 minutes or longer. I have no pain during my workouts but it's the next day that reminds me that something is still going on in there. I talked with my PT today and she told me that it is normal for me to feel pain after a workout and as long as the pain goes away and doesn't get worse than I should be fine. She increased my workouts on the elliptical from 20 minutes to 30 minutes today (WOW) and I actually broke a little sweat. Check out the few drops of sweat on my shirt!! It was pretty exciting to see some sweat!! Weird..I know.
I am registered for three races in the next couple of months and I have decided to downgrade from a full marathon in May to just a half. It took me a while to make the move and login to the website to make the change. I felt like I was giving up when I was doing it but I think my chances of running a half marathon are probably better than tackling a full marathon so soon! So that means no LA Marathon on March 18th for me either! I am not sure what is bugging me the most. If it is the $155.00 that I paid for the LA Marathon or is it just the fact that I can't run it?? In any case, it's not happening this year... DNS#3!! I am hopeful that I will be able to run a half marathon in April so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
I think I am slowly (very slowly) coming to terms with all of this and realizing that the more rest I give this leg the faster it will heal! I am trying to see the positive side of this whole injury situation....trust me I am!