Thursday, April 29, 2010

Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

This morning I woke up thinking I should go for a run, then I remembered I couldn't.

F***ing injury.

I'm having a moment.

It's hard to keep a positive mind set when my entire schedule has been whacked due to this injury. I know that goes without saying, but that's how it is. The diversions I enjoy aren't available every day, either.

I had another ortho appointment on Tuesday and I honestly can't see a lot of improvement in the x-ray. Of course, I'm not am x-ray tech and I don't know what to look for, but it looks about the same as it did two weeks ago. The PA didn't say too much, just to return in three weeks. *gah* Three weeks...

Wednesday I had RU, which used to be twice a week, then was cut to once a week due to my PT Bryan's change of schedule, now it's every two weeks because of the injury. It was almost stretched out to the next three weeks due to my ortho appointment being in three weeks, but I don't think I could hold out an extra week. I still need THAT diversion at RU, even if it is two weeks apart.

At Wednesday's RU session I received my custom orthotics. I've heard mixed reviews about custom orthotics, and they're not cheap if your insurance does not cover them, but it was sort of like having a Cinderella moment when I tried them for the first time, except without the music, singing mice and prince charming. I have very high arches and the insoles I buy to accommodate my arches don't accommodate the entire foot properly. These babies felt really good, made just for my feet. Since they need to be "worn in" before running in them, now is the best time to do so, since I can't run right now. * In addition to receiving my new orthotics, Bryan had me do trimmed down versions of certain exercises, just to keep some mobility in my feet. He also worked on my foot and ankle, just to keep everything circulated. I mentioned that my calf muscle in my left leg was still pretty tight, even though it had been 6 months since I blew it out. I sort of forgot how brutal having my calf worked on can be. Silly me. I should have kept my mouth shut.

Yesterday's Song:
I'll Wait - Van Halen

PEACE

*A silver lining, I suppose.

12 comments:

misszippy said...

Injuries just suck! I hope your orthotics work some magic for you.

Glenn Jones said...

I really have to tip my hat to you Irene. I'm not quite sure how I would be reacting to a string of injuries like you've had to endure. Keep your chin up Irene! Shelter Island is the frst weekend in November!

Anne said...

Hang in there, Irene. Maybe Bono and Co. will help pull you out of this funk. It's U2 for the title, isn't it?

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katiefeldmom said...

You always find a silver lining Irene.

Meg said...

New orthotics are wonderful, they'll change your running for sure and for the better! I'm glad you had your calf worked on, even though it was *nice.* Those things just don't disappear on their own!! You'll be back soon and you're right, YES WE can! Hugs.

Black Knight said...

I also received my custom orthotics last week and they work very well. My knee doesn't hurt after the workouts. However I use those stuff only inside my running shoes. Anyway my insurance covered them.

Kristin said...

You'll have to keep us updated on how the custom orthotics work for you! So sorry- I have PF and it is SOOO frustrating to have your running affected. Love the post! U2!

Anne said...

Sorry to read about your injury...I do hope the orthotics help.

Thanks for coming by my blog :)

I Run for Fun said...

So sorry about the injuries agin, Irene. They are frustrating! Hope the orthotics work for you.

Miss Rachel said...

I hope you enjoy your new "glass slippers." Hang in there.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

HOpefully the orthotics will work wonders!! :) Hang in there, but yes, It does suck...