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injured Planks, Marching Bridge, Foam Roller 00:30

Anyone who knows me knows I've got issues... Only now I've collected an assortment of physical issues that, darn it - are not going away. Left ankle. Right sciatica (?) and even my left shoulder joined the party. I got some advice today too: don't run until I get this stuff checked out. I have an appointment a week from today with an orthopedic doc. Until then, cross training. Gonna try pool running in place of running miles, but for tonight I'm doing some homework. Welcome to week 4 of marathon training. :-/

  • Smilingsun
    Smilingsun Get Better
    Get Better:

    I'm so sorry to hear about the physical stuff that is happening...I am happy to hear that you're going to take care of yourself before running again. I don't want to see you injured and out of the game for months. Good luck with your ortho appointment!

    almost 2 years ago

  • Caren L.
    Caren L.

    Ugh--that sucks hard. Good decision to hold off running for now--and since it's still early in training, you should be okay for the long haul. I hope it's nothing serious.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • John R
    John R You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Pleeez take ALL the precautions Pam !! You are a Strong athlete ..You SHALL Overcome !!!

    almost 2 years ago

  • Pam
    Pam

    Thanks - hopefully I'll be a good cross-training student!

    almost 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Smilingsun
    Smilingsun

    You totally will. Continue to get your swim on...one of the best exercises for your body.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Christine S.

    Feel better Pam! Definitely safer to cross train until you seen the doctor. Hope it's all just some minor stuff that goes away quickly...

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Ric M.
    Ric M.

    Before you do anything too radical with a doctor, check out http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Back-Pain-Mind-Body-Connection/dp/0446392308. Great book, great author. Don't let the title fool you; His mind-body research is whole body, not just back. But using what i learned from that book, i was able to eliminate several nagging body issues, including a pain in the ball of my foot, some RSI wrist issues, and a left-side sciatica type pain. Worth a look, right? :)

    almost 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Chris O.
    Chris O. Get Better
    Get Better:

    Capital UGH. It's always something with us runners.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Glenn W.

    Hopefully the rest from running will heal everything. Hope it's a quick one and at least you can swim.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Les G.
    Les G.

    Well, this all sucks. Sorry to hear about the problems. I'd say most of this started in about April and has been building and has been building while you ignored the symptoms. I know how you feel. Been there done that. Get some rest and let some of it heal. We can usually deal with 1 or 2 things, but when it starts piling up it's hard to block out all the discomfort. I wish you a speedy recovery to you can kick MCM in the tail.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Beth A.
    Beth A.

    Sorry to hear about the health issues. You train hard! I agree that pool running is excellent crosstraining for running (why else would anyone endure anything so dull?) I think the trick is to buy a good belt (one made esp. for women that fits you well; I use an Aquajogger) and to do interval training in the water. I have read that injured runners can maintain running fitness for several months with this rehab. My dad liked the book Ric M. mentioned above for back pain. Good luck!

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Pam
    Pam

    Wow guys, it really means a lot to me to have this type of support! Ric, I'm checking that link right after this - I always appreciate a good source of information to deal with or prevent injury. Les, you know time flies and I'm afraid if I go back in my logs, I'll find you are right and I've been ignoring things hoping they'd go away or maybe covering them up with painkillers and then forgetting this has been ongoing. So of course now I'm going to do that.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Pam
    Pam

    Beth, I need to look for that belt - until I watched a few YouTube videos earlier, I didn't know about them and wasn't sure how to do pool running, but they all use the belts, so it looks like I need that if I'm going to be successful. I was encouraged by those stats too on maintaining fitness.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Dave N.
    Dave N.

    Hang in there, Pam. I'm in the same boat, a lot of nagging things, but my hard-headiness prevents me from seeing a doc. Maybe on October 29th...

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Denise M.
    Denise M.

    Oh no, that stinks. I am so sorry to hear about the nagging issues. I am sending all kinds of good vibes your way...hopefully everything will fall into line and this is just an exercise in patience and adherence. Cross training sounds like a great plan. Stay in the pool....no better way to keep those muscles strong.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Todd A P.
    Todd A P.

    I feel partly responsible for some of your boo-boo's! (falling near me when I run!) You are doing the right thing. All that cross training will pay off and you'll come back stronger!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Samuel B.
    Samuel B.

    :( hope this is just a small bump in the road. Just keep swimming.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Samuel B.
    Samuel B.

    :( hope this is just a small bump in the road. Just keep swimming.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Will B.
    Will B.

    Well that really sucks. Good job listening to your body and not trying to run through it, potentially making it worse. Good luck! In 87 days you probably won't even remember this small setback.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Mab13
    Mab13

    Hope all the top tips here help you recover quickly, Pam:-)

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Leann S.
    Leann S. Get Better
    Get Better:

    So sorry! Hopefully you'll heal fast.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Tammie K.
    Tammie K.

    Wow! Just saw this! I will be home tomorrow from our trip and send you an email.Talk to ya soon!

    almost 2 years ago Like