Gettin’ My Running Fix by Volunteering

Recovering from a running injury has got to be something like drug rehab. At first, you just feel so bad that you don’t want to do anything. The more normal you begin to feel, the harder it is to stay away from your drug. It’s a fight to keep from making justifications to do what… Continue reading Gettin’ My Running Fix by Volunteering

Compression Socks and Compassion

One of the things that came along with my running timeline on Wednesday was the importance of getting my swelling under control. I’d never really thought too much about swelling. Other than puffiness in fingers or general body bloating around my period or my face swelling with an allergic reaction, I’ve never really had anything… Continue reading Compression Socks and Compassion

Injury to Recovery Timeline (or, Some Days Just Suck)

Approximately four weeks (July 22)  — running on the Newton (treadmill, at less than full body weight) Eight weeks or so (August 22) — adding some running with full body weight into workouts February 2012 — able to run 10K to half-marathon distance June 2012 — soonest I might be back to being able to run… Continue reading Injury to Recovery Timeline (or, Some Days Just Suck)

The Mental Part of Recovery is Harder than the Physical

Well, like so much these days, there was good news and bad news. The good news is that I’m definitely making “appropriate” progress. I can flex and bend my foot more. I have more strength in my ankle (though it is pitifully little) and my balance has really, really increased. This made me quite happy;… Continue reading The Mental Part of Recovery is Harder than the Physical

Balance, Proprioception, and Reclaiming Ten Percent!!

In the spirit of my new training regime, I am celebrating every gain. We measured today, and I have 10 percent more flexibility in my ankle than the last time we measured. Woohooo! The physiology of recovery is interesting. The thing that I am most working on is balance. As explained to me by my… Continue reading Balance, Proprioception, and Reclaiming Ten Percent!!

Training for Recovery

Yesterday, I started a blog entry. It was a recap of some positives and then I’d started on a big discussion of what was frustrating about progress, emotional stuff, ruminating on what was wrong. Fuck that. Today, I start training. I will get to race weight. Because numbers motivate me, my weight is on a… Continue reading Training for Recovery

I Should Be Doing Other Things (or Life Gets in the Way)

It’s crazy these days; I’m running non-stop from one things to another, seemingly always behind. Lots of what I have to do simply takes time. Despite everything, I’m taking just a few minutes to post. It’ll make me feel refreshed, like I had some “me” time. I went to physical therapy today. That was really… Continue reading I Should Be Doing Other Things (or Life Gets in the Way)

A Lot of Healing Can Happen in a Month

It’s been one month since I last posted. When there’s a long time between my posts, it makes me realize how much I’ve progressed; there is just so much to write about! Every week sees real improvement. I went to my doctor last Wednesday for my ten-week follow-up appointment. He said I was doing remarkably well,… Continue reading A Lot of Healing Can Happen in a Month