Remember how I was trying not to get too freaked out about this? Well, a few days of rest, and a few days at the gym, and I think I’m back to where I should be.
I’m still giving it another week before I run again, but in the meantime, I’ve been hitting the weights. HARD. Like post leg day penguin waddle hard.
I even busted out my dinosaur of an indoor bike trainer and cranked out a few miles in my sauna of a garage, while watching the final stage of the Tour de France. I like to be inspired by all the muscley legs and overpriced fancy wheels. Unlike this bargain basement beast.
I’ve even busted out that byatch of a foam roller at PT Pam’s advice, and as always, ice is my constant companion. Isn’t it amazing how much better a mindset you can have with just a little bit of reduction in pain? Even if you’re scaring your mutt with words coming out of your yap that would make a sailor blush in the process?
The plan for the next few weeks is to keep working the beejesus out of my legs, get back on the road again, and start building up that mileage. S-L-O-W-L-Y. I’ve got 102 days until Wine and Dine so I can’t go TOO slowly, but I’m not going to risk injuring #brokeknee part II before I can get it fixed, hopefully a few days after Wine and Dine. Maybe by then, I’ll have actually paid off #brokeknee part I. A girl CAN dream after all….
If I haven’t already bored you to tears with the snail’s pace of my post-surgery shenanigans, hang in there. I promise to litter my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds with all kinds of silly, feather-brained, muddle-headed miles. (I have no idea what muddle-headed even means, but it sounded good.) And who knows? Somewhere along the way, I may even find that running doesn’t have to hurt quite so much as it has in the past. Not really sure what to make of that. Hmmmm….
Enjoy the ride.
Have you ever found that a little rest and NOT running actually HELPED your running? How long before you felt truly comfortable back on the road again? Have you ever cursed so much you made your critters blush?