Look at me, blogging more than once in one week – who am I?!
First I need to thank you all for your kind words and support on my post from Monday. I was able to see my doctor the same day, and we’ve taken a few steps to get me feeling like me, including ordering a light therapy box.
(Holy, I’m writing on my iPad from the plane and the number of typos already is somewhat ridiculous. I blame the gentleman sitting next to me forcing me to cram myself into the side of the plane as his elbow is very much encroaching into my personal space. We also have a dude who is very probably drunk and is obnoxiously sharing stories complete with loudly clapping his hands. This morning I had a person insist in reclining her seat on a 50 minute flight. Not cool people, not cool).
Back to Monday. After work I visited my physiotherapist, Julie, and left with the diagnosis of medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints. I knew something was up with my leg for a while, and I’m super glad I went to see her, although I probably should have seen her sooner than I did.
The highlights of the appointment are as follows:
- I’m not to run for two weeks
- During those two weeks I’ll have twice weekly appointments
- I’m to take anti inflammatories twice a day
- Ice twice a day
- Stretch, foam roll and do clamshells three times a day
- Once a week we’ll do needling (IMS, acupuncture, or both)
- Treatments will also include ultrasound, icing and taping.
Here’s a shot of what my leg looked like after Monday.
With the two week break, and the Seattle Marathon (which I officially downgraded to the half) in less than 4 weeks, I’ve decided it’s probably best to not run the race. However, I will still go to Seattle to shop, check out the Oiselle store and yell my heart out at Cowbell Corner during the race.
I am also 100% participating in Dopey. The race was never going to be for time, so we’re working on a plan to get my bum and hip stabilizers working again (slacking off from barre over the summer was a terrible idea) and after Dopey I’ll be moving into a stronger focus on strength training before running the Calgary half marathon in May. (Wait, did I share I’m a Forerunner for the event? I’m super excited to be a member of the team promoting Canada’s longest running (puns!!) road race!).
As for how I’m feeling I’m pretty calm about it. I’m glad I have answers about why I’ve been feeling sore when running and that we have a plan to fix it. The best thing I can do for myself is to follow what my therapist recommends and ease back into running.
I think that about sums it up, what’s been happening with you?
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