Thursday, October 13, 2011

And the doctor said …

Well the pain didn’t get better so I put a call into the doctor and had a chitter chatter with him and since he saw me just a couple weeks ago I didn’t have to go in but he said for what he saw then and is hearing now I have torn my muscle in my calf bad enough that just taking a weekend off isn’t going to do it. I am off from running, fast walking, elliptical and riding bike for 4 weeks. 4 weeks!!!! That sucks. I am not happy, I am sad, upset, worried and mad. And you know who I can blame …. no one, not a soul. He warned me when I ran my race on the 1st that if I felt any pain to turn around and go home, there are other races. Did I do that, no I didn’t I just kept going. Plus then for the next week I ran 4 days and went mountain biking and hiking and messed it up worse. My body was telling me, my mind wasn’t listening and now what do I get, 4 weeks off from doing stuff that I have learned to love. Now I get to do the weights and ball and swimming so I won’t lose to much in the fitness part but I bet it sets me back on the running part. When I first talked to him I was total ready to bite anyone's head off but since I can’t bite mine off I will do what I’m suppose to and just move on. I wrote to Brad and had to drop out of his challenge for the month and he said not a problem there is room for me to come back when I’m healed and ready. So I’m icing, I’m taking IBP and I will start up on Monday with swimming and weights. UGH!!! My body is getting picky, I use to be able to push it more but it’s smarter then my brain sometimes.

So I just wanted to update you on what has been going on. I’ll live, I’ll smile (in a bit, gotta get over my stupid part first) and I’ll keep exercising, just differently. I wonder if swimming can burn as many calories as running, riding and the elliptical, I’ll have to figure that out. You know really stinks, I can’t swim…oh I can do anything on my back and side but I can’t do the breast stroke or any of that kind of swimming. I can doggy paddle, wonder if that counts. :o)

Onward and upwards, I’m not going to let this get me down any more today. It is what it is and I’ll learn….hopefully!

Take care my friends and have a blessed evening.

10 comments:

debkhershberger said...

Dont let this slow you down!!! Swimming is an awesome activity!!! Great time to cross train!! I know its frustrating, but keep your head up, and dont give up!!! Rest now, will lead to better things in 4 weeks!!! AND I love the Geritol Frolics!! That is amazing!!! Have a blessed night!! Deb

I'm Jackie... said...

Oh, ouch. What a bummer. And, YES, you should have listened to your body...But we're all guilty of not doing that! What now is all that matters. I think swimming sounds perfect - even just hanging on to the side and doing kicks. My girlfriend only swims and she has a gorgeous figure and eats circles around me, so it must work! Stay strong, my friend. And take care of yourself. Hugs, Jackie

Princess Dieter said...

This sucks. Sucks bad. :( Sorry.

You live and learn, sweets. This is a terrible, painful lesson, but you're bright and of strong heart, and you will understand the lesson in this pain. Your body does have limits, and you must listen to it. Pushing is good, as long as it's not PUSHING BEYOND TO INJURY. right?

I tend to stop any activity when I feel actual pain...my trainer is good about making me, too, as sometimes the stubborn part of me wants to try again. I've had to go easier some sessions just cause the arthritis held me back, and I'd get frustrated. But injury is not what I'm after: health is.

Listen. Heal. Learn. And when you move again, move with health, not just beating odds/records/times. Races are not as important as health. It's about HEALTH.

This is also why I'll never run. I'm old, still fat, arthritic, with bad knees. If I ran, I'd be hospitalized for knee surgery, and I know it. Sigh. Wish I could run. WISH. But...I know I have limits..

KAT said...

So sorry to hear this. Just do what you are told and things will get better...believe me, I'm an expert on the subject! LOL Take care!

Michele said...

That is too bad about your injury. Rest up, would you please?!?!? So, you heal well and can tackle running and biking again. Have you done any research online (there are so many websites) as to how to prevent injuries? I am not sure if Bard talks about it, but I go to the web for lots of info, especially WebMD (http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/ten-common-running-injuries).

Swimming is excellent exercise! Way easier on your body, too. So, give it a good try and I bet you will really like it.

Happy Friday! Michele

Caron said...

Hopefully, after four weeks you'll be good as new and can do more. In the meantime, swimming is pretty good exercise I think. We have a pool here but we have to fight the wasps to use it. I've never tried running except as a kid on the playground. My knees would never permit it.

Angela Pea said...

Owie! You need a Sparkle-Berry Barbie Princess Fairytopia Bandaid to fix that boo-boo!

Not running or biking stinks for sure, but hey, now you can perfect your pushups and situps! And bicep curls! You're going to have some seriously tough looking arms in four weeks. Whoot!

EmptyNester said...

Julie, Julie, Julie...this is why we STOP when there is pain. Shawn broke a bone in her foot because she didn't stop running her marathon---do you read her blog?

You can do lots of upper body exercises that will burn calories. Hope you heal quickly!

Baby Sister said...

That sucks, Julie. I'm sorry!! Here's hoping that 4 weeks doesn't really turn into 4 weeks...

Of One Heart said...

Oh Lord! What?!! Okay. Get the rest. Trust me, reading of all you do is in itself so much strain. Just be. Julie, I am craving to just be. So, be a good girl and rest.