It's been officially one week since the IT incident occurred...one 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.
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