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Do you get down/depressed when you get side-lined?

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I do, and I hate it. My ITBS is still very bad, but because we are on a tight budget, I've tried to care for my affliction by stretching, taking anti-inflammatories, and not running or doing much biking. I can still swim, though, so that helps, but it's not exactly the same.<br><br>
I'm half venting, and half wondering if everyone else gets down when struck with a side-lining injury. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Yes. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
{{{{hahaoya}}}}
 

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Oh yes.<br><br>
"I'm getting flabby and there's nothing I can do about it and I'm never gonna run again and someday I'm gonna die..."<br><br>
And on and on.<br><br>
But maybe that's just me.
 

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Absolutely, I still am somewhat from the Shamrock sprained foot DNF. Some days have been very dark, and I haven't really felt like myself lately mood-wise or energy-wise. Even though I have kept up an hour of cardio/day or more, without running I've gained 5 lbs. which just compounds everything. This must be what it's like to come off anti-depressants if you should not be coming off them!<br><br>
Because I'm also on a tight budget, I got the minimum PT I could, and paying for that is going to be ... interesting. Time and self-care will have to do the rest as I slowly return to running.<br><br>
I didn't know you were dealing with ITBS, hahaoya. Have you tried daily foam rolling? It worked wonders for mine and I still do it regularly to keep the beast at bay when I'm doing more mileage.
 

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Do you have a foam roller?!?!??!?!?!??!
 

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I haven't been injured to the point that I've had to stop, thankfully. However, I've noticed that I do get pretty down even when I taper. So I imagine that I wouldn't handle myself all that well if I were fully down for the count.
 

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Nope, I'm really tring to streth on my own. I'm on a tighter budget, too, SGH, but today I called a highly recommended sport therapist and I'm booked for a Monday appointment. It's gonna cost me, but oh well.<br><br>
Do you think those pool foam noodles would work just as well? I'm gonna give it a shot.<br><br>
Anyway, I've been down for a week. My knee hurts so bad that the pain wakes me up at night. And my rotator cuff is starting to hurt...again. So no laps in the pool for me. He'll have two injuries to help heal. Oh, and he practiced ART.<br><br>
SGH, you said it as I have thought it: It's like coming off of mood enhancing medication.<br><br>
I really hate to feel sorry for myself. It's...uncommon. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Poor haha!<br><br>
I'm thinking a foam noodle wouldn't be hard enough.<br><br>
Foam rollers are pretty cheap.
 

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hahaoya, please buy a foam roller! It will really help you.<br><br><a href="http://www.performbetter.com" target="_blank">www.performbetter.com</a> has them, and they're very affordable.
 

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i got my foam roller from zombierunner.com they are in Cali, not sure where. It was $6 i think.
 

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Achilles debridement and partial re-attachment last December, have been running 50 metres walking 50 metres X10.<br>
My good running/racing days have long since gone but I'm so looking forward to getting out there and having a decent run and couldn't care less how fast.
 

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I hope you are out there having a decent run soon. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Oh heck yeah! <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
I'm still down with my stress fracture. I was hoping to start running again this week but after running on Tuesday (only 1.5 miles), my shin was tender and sore on Wed, which means I'm not quite healed yet. I've been trying to keep my spirits up through most of this injury...but a 1/2 marathon that I have been looking forward to running for almost a year now is less than 4 weeks away and I don't see anyway I can be ready for it now. I just came to this realization earlier this week and it's really has me down in the dumps now. I'll come out of this funk, but for now I would like to sulk! <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"><br><br>
(((((haha))))) And listen to the ladies - get a foam roller!!!!!
 

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I used to get down. But, these days I've got a new attitude. Face it, eventually you are going <i>all</i> the way down. As-in down for the final dirt dive. It's a fact. So, injuries and a gradual reduction of capacity are inevitable, provided you are lucky enough to live so long. Your only real choice is how you handle that long slow glide toward oblivion. When you finally embrace that idea (and it probably won't happen until some kind of trauma forces you to it), new vistas tend to open up.<br><br>
When I get an injury nowadays, I still rage against it. I hate it with a passion. Well, for a few minutes anyway. And then I just start thinking about how to get an equivalent burn by concentrating on the parts that aren't injured. When my knee takes a turn for the worse, I stop running for a while and do the elliptical, or the bike, or both. Shoulder gets tweaked, it's time for squats and deadlifts. Got a bad case of tennis elbow, that's your cue to get back on the rehab/preventative exercises.<br><br>
I know, it's a perverse perspective. But, it's a lot better than feeling so sorry for yourself that you can't appreciate the incredible blessing of simply being alive. Dwelling too deeply on your once and future capabilities is a spiritual fallacy. It can rob you of the rich and satisfying pleasures still to be had so abundantly in the moment.
 

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everything radial said is true. That said, have I been a bear to live with these past couple of weeks.<br><br>
Yes, I do get depressed when I can't run. I had better go get a bike and some weights to help me through those times when I am too beat up to run well.
 

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I may get frustrated, but not down really. Then again the only thing that has bothered me is my ITB and I'm managing it to a certain degree.<br><br>
I'll add my vote for the foam roller and I just took a tennis ball from my SO to help massage my butt muscle to help with the tightness. The roller really, really helps. I got mine at zombierunner (thanks meri!) for $8 plus shipping.<br><br>
BUT I have some backup rollers that I get from work which are the cores for our 18" rolls of paper (18"x500ft rolls of paper) the core is 3" diameter and harder than the foam roller, and the one I use the most has started to lose its structural integrity, but I can get another where that came from when the paper runs out. You want I should send you one? I have two more waiting in the wings. They don't weigh anything, so it wouldn't cost hardly anything either. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I'm quite willing.
 

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Thank you all for responding. I met with my chiro and basically I've got more than ITBS going on. And as for my shoulder, well it's a mess in there, but there does not seem to be any injury to ligaments within the rotator cuff, it's all muscular. Sort of. It's going to be a slow recovery. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> He did clear me to swim, but he recommends that I take at least a couple of weeks off from running or biking, and I will. That stinks. I've already gained a wee bit of weight and I'd be a liar if I said it didn't bother me. It does.<br><br>
Ginger: Thank you for the offer to send me some of your mock foam rollers. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> My chiropractor is getting one for me for my next visit (Friday) so I won't need you to send me anything. That was a very nice gesture on your part.
 

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I'm glad to read you went to the chiro, haha. I can tell you that when I injured my rotator cuff, the ortho wanted to operate and I didn't. Instead I went to a chiro, and he and his massage therapist (cross-fiber friction massage) fixed it for me. So there is hope!<br><br>
I don't usually get depressed with an injury; I ignore it. But when it gets so bad I can't continue, that sucks.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Ah, you have found someone who can help, and I think that's more than 1/2 the battle sometimes. Good luck with all the work you'll be doing!
 
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