what the funk

January 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm 1 comment

last week was
monday gym assessment with slowandsteady. weight plan going into place.
tuesday 2 mile run/walk with sab. she’s decided to run the gasparilla 5k in six weeks 🙂
wednesday gym with slowandsteady
thursday off
friday off
saturday 3 miles ~ island run
sunday 8 mile easy island ride with jersey

ugh! the funk i was determined not to get into arrived far sooner than i had hoped. i tried. really. i searched out and found a willing victim partner to join me at the gym a couple times a week. slowandsteady is far from my ideal. he’s got a long way to go before anything he can do is challenging for me. but at least it gives me someone to answer to. someone helping me commit to the promised time of crosstraining. i kept appointments with the yankee. ultrasound and massage. his positivity that everything is minor a lift i know i need.

but saturday i ran. an easy three. ok maybe sub-9’s aren’t exactly easy but they should be. and when everything hurt i lost all faith that i’m going to be ok. it’s not just the calf anymore. and not just the hip. it’s the knee. and even the ankle. are they connected? i’m sure. but what’s what at this point? is the calf connected to the hip ? the knee connected to the ankle? right now all i know for sure is that all are connected to the heart. my confidence shot. my hopes dashed.

it’s time for another mri. no doubt. not sure where i’m scrapping together my portion of what insurance won’t cover but i’m done guessing. i don’t believe anymore that it’s something just time will heal. i don’t believe i over do it. well maybe sometimes. but not now.

i’m going to keep moving forward. i’ve got to. i’m still determined that by summer i will not only have all injury resolved i will have done enough cross and core training to feel comfortable running in only shorts and a sports bra! gut be damned. i’m going in search of my abs.


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