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Rehab Tent - Bitch about your injuries here

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That was easy.<br><br>
Of course you can still discuss injuries in the main thread, but consider this the Honeycomb hideout for all things fuckity (medically speaking). <img alt="icon_salut.gif" src="">
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Hey everyone-<br><br>
JB - sorry to hear that you are dealing with this crap. I know that this endless winter isn't helping! I now do so many stretches and my "functional warm-up" as my PT calls it that they take longer than the runs I'm doing right now. Maybe you can find some stretches that will do a lot for you in one stretch. I have this great stretch that my PT calls the spiderman and it is a great way to get ready to run. If you get into position like you're going to do a push up and then bring one foot up to your hand on the outside (like spidey climbing a building). Kind of like a really exaggerated lunge low to the ground. you hold that stretch then switch legs and in between switching legs do a push up. I bet that description makes no sense - sorry. I'll see if I can find it online.<br><br>
Nicole - you will learn to love the bike, dammit. the bike is your friend. I have a HM at the end of May, too, and I've accepted the fact that I might still be doing my 6min run/1min walk routine for the whole HM. I refuse to not do the HM! You'll be OK, just keep the goal in mind.<br><br>
Rogue - sorry about the PF. It's such a pain in the ass and can take forever to conquer. I hope you get past it soon! (I had a DD Boston Cream donut today...oops)<br><br>
I'm happy to say that my knee is getting better. It's been a long and frustrating road but I think I'm on the mend. I really messed it up and subsequently injured some of the ligaments and tendons that support my knee by trying to run through it. I'm able to run every other day now and am slowly building up my run time. Right now I'm doing 1min walk/6-8min run repeated for 35min or so. I feel good. I know that x-training and strength training are going to have to remain a big part of my training from now on.<br><br>
Good luck to everyone dealing with injuries!
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I have brought my mileage up to a new high this year and I think that stretching is probably what allowed me to do it with no aches or pains. I stretch religiously every day for at least 10-15 min. Another thing is that I do different from last year is that I walk every day 1.25-2.5 miles. Once after the run and then also a mile at night. It started with VRAA to get the points, but now I'm starting to see the benefit... It loosens up my legs especially on or after hard running days.
You want to know something funny? I was watching my calories burned on the eliptical last night and thought to myself "Well that was almost a 2 boston creme donut workout!!!" LOL!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="">
<img alt="huh.gif" src=""><span style="font-size:x-large;">NEVER!!!!!</span> <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="">
HI alll just checking in!<br><br>
JB..I agree with the strengthening and stretching. I have figured out I need to religiously (2xper day) work on strengthening my hip/glutes for this IT to get better!! I also agree with Moni..walking after a hard run always seems to help my body recover quicker!! ONe thing have you ever thought of doing yoga?? It may sound corny but there are a lot of runners who swear by it. And if you find the right dvd it is not corny at all!! I have realized yoga has a lot of benefits...I am using YOGA FOR has several different workouts geared to different sports., football, running, soccer etc. I bought my copy on AMAZON and would find you the link if you are interested!!<br><br>
Glad everyone is hanging in there....((HUGS)) and chin up!! <img alt="smile.gif" src="">
I feel all of your pain. It's frustrating when your body requires you to spend so much time stretching/strengthening to keep your body able to run- even just 20-25 mpw. I think though our injuries have made us smarter runners. It sucks though and is so frustrating. I feel as though I'm always fighting an injury (or a looming one). I stretch several times a day everyday, but my body feels so much better than it used to. I just wish I could be running during that time instead of stretching.<br><br>
I've also cut my running down to 4 days so I get more time for my body to recover. I think that has been as helpful as stretching. Maybe one day I can get back to 5 days a week, but for now 4 seems to be working at keeping me on the roads.
I'd love to do yoga but I know I'd never actually watch the dvd. I regularly work on the balance ball stretching while watching tv now though. I have spent a lot of time stretching the last few days and it seems to be making things feel better. I was going to do a 7 mile run tongiht to make it 140 for the month of March but then I thought, what is the point in that? It's just a random day that happens to be the last day of the month. Running 7 miles to get my mileage up is not going to help me accomplish any of my goals. Just because someone else runs 200, or even 300 miles in a month does not make that right for me. I just need to stick to my own program and accomplish what I want to accomplish without getting distracted. I think its easy to get caught up in the mileage race and lose sight of your own goals. I am going to keep the running light for this week and recover from Sunday's dry run, and save up my energy for next Sunday. After that it will be lots of hill work to get ready for Mt. Washington in June.
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JB - I thought you did yoga w/ your girls? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src=""><br><br>
I can totally appreciate your comments above. You hit the nail on the head for me! I did walk 5 miles last night and feel pretty good. I am just so tentative all of a sudden b/c I have been pain free. It has been so long since I was pain free that I seem to have forgotten what it was like. I don't want to go back to the pain. At the same time, I am worried and psyched about the 1/2M in May. One month from Thursday!!! I am going to try a small jog/walk on Saturday at my BIL's house because I have no alternative.
Dammit dammit DAMMIT!!! I don't want to say it b/c it makes it real but MY FOOT IS HURTING after last nights walking!!! <img alt="sad2.gif" src=""><img alt="sad2.gif" src=""><img alt="sad2.gif" src=""><br><br>
Don't know if it is just my foot adjusting to the orthotics or that it hurts b/c it is not healed. Regardless, I am pissed off and if it isn't feeling better tomorrow, I am calling the doc.
Sorry about your fresh foot pain, Nicole. That stinks!<br><br>
I miss running so much and, yet, I waited for so long before going to the doctor to get a diagnosis that I became afraid to run over the winter -- I didn't want to try, partly because I didn't know if I was going to cause a greater injury and partly because I just didn't want to be in pain. I'm glad to be mending now and to have a plan for proceeding... BUT<br><br> feels so good <b>mentally & emotionally</b> to run. I feel incredible today, just from 40 measly minutes of running this morning. Now I wanna do it again. I'm sitting here thinking, yeah... maybe I could do that HM at Nicole's in May. SLAP ME NOW!<br><br>
I just need to adjust so my "wannas" match my "cans" -- think long-term instead of short-term.
That is a very smart approach. That is something I need to learn in my everyday life - I need to lower my short-term expectations so that I am not continually disappointed.
(((((((Nicole)))))))))) That foot needs to heal NOW!!
((((((((((Nicole)))))))))))) Oh I so feel your pain. I hope your foot heals very quickly and you're back on the roads soon. My SF was like that...I would have a few days back to back without any pain, then BAM it would bother me again. Even as I started running again it would be cranky but a different cranky from when it was bad. I hope this ends for you soon.
OK - so my knee if fucked up. Now what do I do? I have self dianosed it to be my ITband. No run for me since Saturday - the first day it hurt me. Yesterday I did yoga. Today I did upper body and some stregthening exercies I got off of RW and foam rolled and stretched. And of coarse winter weather had returned to NE so I don't think I will be out on the bike this week. This fucking sucks! <img alt="sad.gif" src="">
((ANDI)) def reduce mileage now! It is a TRICKY thing to diagnose and treat..are you thinking yours could be from M training..too many miles?? IF that is it, it may be easier..if it is could be more difficult....this is what I have found works for me best when I start feeling stiffness..I can usually hold off a flare-up with just this.....<br><br>
1)rest or reduce mileage (depending on severity) taking time off could be helpful but it will not heal it! you could take 6 months off and come back and if you have not cured what caused it in the first will most likely be dealing with it again when your mileage inceases ( mine breaks down after 20mpw)<br>
2) stretch/ice/foam roll each 3x per day....I get good results from stretching my calves and hip as well as my it band.<br>
3)start my strengthening (hip and butt) exercises and wearing my orthotics (i can sometimes attribute mine to getting lazy on my stretch/strengthening/foamrolling routine or not wearing my orthotics)<br>
4) YOGA<br>
5)massage and graston if the above does not help/solve it! But remember graston will cure the symptoms (pain, stiffness,etc) it will not cure the IT band injury....YOu need to figure out what is causing this and figure out what will work for you!! It does not just go away on it's on.<br><br>
ONE BOOK THAT I THOUGHT GAVE ME A TON OF GREAT INFO ON IT BAND INJURIES WAS THE LORE OF RUNNING by TImothy Noakes...I bought my copy at B&N and believe it is well worth the $30 I spent.<br><br>
If you need some stretches let me know.....the pigeon pose in yoga is a great way to stretch it out!! I have found stretching my hips helps greatly!! And remember I am no expert but hope these few things I have given you can help you!! everyone is diff and the reasons why mine occurs could be very different from the reasons your occurs!! Be patient and smart! Let me know if you need anything else or have anyother questions!! MIne is def not healed...but following this routine keeps me running with out pain!! I usually just feel stiffness/achiness now.
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((((((Andi)))))))) Sorry girl!! You are such a strong runner though! You'll beat this!
sb - I have no idea why it is bothering me now - other than running the m. I was feeling a tiny bit of stiffness the week before the m, but it went away and I ran the entire race without any problem. I ran on Thursday and Friday (really low mileage) without any problem. Saturday I went for a run and I felt great for the first mile or so and then my knee started to ache. It's not really painful, but I am not chancing it. Honestly, I don't have the time to go to 100 doctors, so if the yoga and foam rolling don't help I will have to give up running.
OMG, here I was, yellin at Nicole cuz I thought her post was today's... yeah, I am getting old.
Andi, my IT has been tight since before Umstead, but a lot of massaging and Jason's hands have helped it. Now I know it needs attention, but he said it was definitely because of the exertion of the back-to-back LSDs. Maybe yours just need rest and attention too. I ran NJ with no IT pain and I was actually a little afraid of it. I am an IT dummie, but you have tons of experience from Batmomm and Staci. I hope you get over it soon. Yes, it totally sucks.
Ty - I am not running at all right now. I need to work on other aspects of my fitness so I am trying to eat right and am doing yoga and strength training. Running fills a huge void for me, but is not giving me the body I want by itself. Originally I wanted to run a fall m, but I don't think that will be happening this year. I have noticed that my hips are really tight and am hoping that might be the problem. I think I have a lot of trial and error ahead of me.
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