Friday, January 31, 2014

I haven't gone anywhere!

I haven't posted anything in a while. Mostly since we started the process of moving to the new house- this started a week before we closed. I got busy transferring utilities, changing our phone, cable and internet, packing boxes, etc. 

The new house is pretty awesome. Our next door neighbor to the south is a nice older couple. Our neighbor to the north happens to be a trailhead. Not bad. To the west, open space and partial mountain views. 

While I felt like I've been busy and haven't had the time to write on the blog, I've definitely had time to train... That is until Monday when I think I got hurt. If you know me, you know that my most serious injuries didn't come from being an athlete. I hurt myself doing random things that everyday life requires me to do (if you're any of my friends in college, I know you're rolling your eyes now and thinking: "what did you do now??"). 

On Monday we woke up to a significant amount of snow. And we were getting our bedroom and dining room furniture delivered. I made sure to continue to shovel the driveway so these furniture guys wouldn't bring too much snow into the house- that would just be catastrophic!! 

The morning of Tuesday, I woke up with a nasty back pain. I could not bend forward or turn sideways... I went to the doctor  to get some moles removed and she mentioned it would probably be best if I didn't run that day cause it could make the incisions bleed too much. I figured it was a good idea since my back hurt, too. Instead, I got a massage that evening. 

Wednesday came around and while I could sorta turn to the sides, I couldn't really bend forward. And walking hurt a lot. Sitting, too. Regardless I went for a long walk with my boys. 

Thursday and the pain was still there. I still did what I had to do. Clean the condo we moved out of to get it ready for the renter... Exchange some stuff at target, run some errands. Only to come home at 5 in excruciating pain and dig for an old prescription of Vicodin. Despite the painkiller (which I hate taking, btw), I didn't sleep well. And my man said I should do zero physical activity today. 

I have an appointment scheduled for 3:30 and I hope they can tell me what's wrong with me. Cause it sucks. It hurts a lot and I have races to train for... I'm hoping it's a simple back strain and will be fixed in 2-3 days. 

Have you had any non-running related injuries that have kept you away from running? How do you deal with the urge to run and the frustration of not being able to? 

1 comment:

  1. I hurt my back too but I did it snowboarding. It seemed to take forever but once I could actually stand without pain I noticed that running helped with my mobility a lot. I just had to run slooooooowly. I hope the doc gave you good news and that you're back to running very soon!