Thursday, May 27, 2010

1 Mile Run!

Made it one mile on the treadmill yesterday at about an 8:50 pace. It wasn't totally pain free- felt a tinnny bit of pain and some pressure. Oh well...slowly but surely.

Friday, May 21, 2010

.6 Miles in the books

It's hard to believe that it's almost been two months since I stopped running. I had to miss my fav DWD race and also the upcoming Kettle race. :(

I've been going to physical therapy 2x/wk for the past few weeks and I think it's helping. The therapist narrowed the injury down to the adductor magnus muscle. Sooo we've been working on some hip/thigh/glute strengthening and been doing a lot of balance exercises that I suck at. The hard thing will be to keep the exercises up after my leg is healed. Although I know they will prevent further injuries (knock), I don't know if I'll have enough motivation.

So for the first time I got on the treadmill and was able to run .5 miles at a slow 9:50 pace. It didn't hurt but I was aware of the muscle. I took a break and then did another .1 miles and then stopped so that I don't jack it up more.


Saturday, May 15, 2010


How did I get pooped on twice yesterday while sitting in the same spot? Nasty.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Docta docta

I went to the Dr today about my leg and after first ruling out an adductor strain, he concluded that that's what it was. He then sent me to a physical therapist and the same conclusion arose: I flunked all of the tests that would lead you to think it was an adductor pull...but since he didn't think it was anything else, he said he will just treat it as if that's what it is. Hmm.

At the end of the day, he just gave me a few stretches to do at home and then told me to come back next week. Well, I hope the next meeting is worth my while because I'm not going to keep paying $35/wk for some stretches that I know I can do on my own. Ay ay ay.

I'm also going to [sadly] hold off on my ultimate frisbee for the moment so that my leg can keep on healing; butttt, I will be doing some Zumba still tomorrow.

So after work today I went to the gym and did the elliptical for about 17 minutes, then some stretches, then some weights that work the inner and outer thigh. It's about time my lazy butt did some moving around.