I went on one run early in the week (before my appointment) just to see how my arm was feeling, and stopped after the pain got too bad. After that, I stopped running for the rest of the week and started doing some physical therapy that my doctor gave me. There are a lot of stretches and strengthening exercises that seem to be helping! I also got a sling to help isolate my arm in a comfortable position, and have been taking some acetaminophen for pain and to cut back on the swelling.
|We had a big snow storm on Friday, so I wasn't too sad to stay in :)|
I'm not going to lie and say I'm not disappointed that I had to miss the Rock n' Roll half marathon and a week of training. I had a pity party for myself after my doctor told me the news and I knew I had to stop training. I put in so much time and energy and effort in my training! I felt like I was finally hitting my stride (pun intended) and was really going to crush my goals. Then to find out I have a stupid arm injury and have no idea how it happened..it was really frustrating.
I vented to a few people who understood my frustration then told me they still believe in me. Sometimes you just have to let yourself feel down for a bit, then get over it. I knew that if I was just angry about my arm it wouldn't help at all (and would probably make me miserable to be around which isn't fair to Dan), so I tried to look on the bright side a bit. I still have 6 weeks of training to go, I got to relax all weekend and save money since I wasn't traveling, and got to catch up on all of my favorite shows. Plus, the worst thing that will happen is missing the marathon, or being able to run it but feeling under-trained.
|Selma trying to make me feel better, by standing on my neck x_x|
In the grand scheme of things, this is an annoying set-back for me, but it's not that big of a deal. I feel lucky to live without any kind of pain or illness 99% of my life, and even with this I can still do pretty much everything as usual. I know I'll get better and be able to train again, and if I don't hit my goal in this race I know there will always be another race out there. Basically- it's not the end of the world :)
To recap- this week I ran 2 miles, watched way too much TV, and did a bunch of shoulder physical therapy. I'll be fine, but I'm a little disappointed this happened. I also have a great support system (including all of you..thank you so much for your texts and sweet messages). Hopefully I'll have better news to report next week!
Who raced this weekend? How did it go?
Weirdest injury you've had?
What's your favorite show to binge watch? I just watched No Tomorrow on Netflix...so good