Sunday, January 25, 2009


It's been officially one week since the IT incident full week since I've taken a running step. I sit here on this Sunday morning, up early without an alarm- it's like my body thinks we are headed off to the normal Sunday activity. But that is not the case today.

Throughout the week, I've experienced a range of emotions regarding my sudden stop in training for Austin. I know I should have listened to my body...but that's what I plan to do as I evaluate what to do the next 3 weeks.

My friend Christy from Peak Performance took very good care of me this week. Gave my IT some ultrasound, massage, light therapy and my favorite- the electronic pain patch. The IT has felt better every day, but it still doesn't feel like I'm walking on my own leg. I'm not sure when I will give running a try, but Christy said I will know in two steps, whether or not the IT is ready.

As I sit here on the couch this Sunday morning, while my friends are out together...I can't help but feel down. I am not certain that 3 weeks from today I will be running in the race i've been training for. However, I know the trip to Austin will be exactly what it should be. I will be with some of my favorite people, spending quality time, and that I know for sure is the most important thing.


Mark and Emily said...

I'm confident you will be running by the time you get to Austin. Just keep taking care of your body. I was running pretty much every day during the summer, but now it's so dang cold I don't get out much to run anymore. I still go to the gym to play ball. Do a little yoga here and there. That's basically it. GOOD LUCK with everything!

brownie said...

Drink for whining! You'll be fine to finish Austin. At least go to qualify for Pikes Peak.