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.