Saturday, November 10, 2007

10 Miles

Today I went out for a 10 mile run. Longest run I've done in quite a long time...and unfortunately I'm STILL feeling the glute pain. It was feeling tight the whole run, and now the leg is still tight. I'm using my roller and my stick and can't seem to get it loosened up...I don't know what more to do. I've been seeing the chiro for a month now. Two times a week. I'm doing my exercises...granted I can't swear to having done them twice day every day, but it's been that way more often than not. And I've added in strength training, full body and specific stuff for the problem area and it still isn't enough. I just don't know what more to do. I wasn't prevented from the run, it's just not comfortable and it's really bad feeling after. Shorter runs haven't been as much of a problem, it's just this longer stuff that seems to get it. I see the chiro again on Monday, but I can't keep seeing a chiro 2 times a week or more hoping it will eventually help...shouldn't I have seen something by now? I wonder if I should go see my doctor and do some PT (before my insurance changes in January), if I can fit it in...As far as the run, other than the glute, it wasn't bad. I ran 10 miles at a 9:18 pace, which is kind of standard for me if I haven't been doing speedwork and such. I know, I know, I can run, which is more than some people are able to do right now, but I just want the comfort back...I want it to feel good...the way it should...

On another note. I had a fairly productive day. I stayed in last night so was up early and cleaned out my garage enough to get firewood out of my car and piled where it's supposed to be and have space for more. I have a ton of boxes I need to get cleaned out though. What a freaking pain...then I went to Trader Joe's, Cub, Super Target and Dick's and was back home before noon...talked to a friend on the phone, did a bit of cleaning (including laundry) and then my run and a short nap. Had a text conversation with a friend who suggested a beer, which I'm contemplating but still not sure I want to go out. Oh, and updated her on the L situation as she hadn't been in on it yet. I've been telling people slowly...

On that end...it's been 2 weeks now since the fateful night we ended things...well, he ended things. I mean it had been in my mind off and on and it wasn't something I had decided on yet...I think I'm past the upset stage and kind of more angry. Angry about the promises, or implied promises that he had made and never kept...and the fact that he had me thinking so much into the future (which I would never have done so early in anything) when apparently he didn't mean any of what he said. I still stick to his words, when discussion my quirks at one point and telling him they can get annoying very quickly and he said he wasn't 20 anymore and knew what he could and couldn't handle. Well, one of those quirks ends up kind of being the only real answer he gave me for why things wouldn't work between us. Go figure. He might not be 20, but some things were certainly actions that spoke of a 20 year old.

4 comments:

Marisa said...

Hey Danielle ... that glute pain sounds really annoying. It does seem like you should be seeing some progress, but I've never seen a chiro so I don't know the timetable for that. If insurance covers it, adding in some PT might not be a bad idea.

I'm really sorry to hear about L. I hope you're getting the support you need, because that really sucks.

teacherwoman said...

Wow!!! 10 miles... and a very productive day! Congrats! :)

Men. That's all I have to say!

Kurt said...

Talk to Gina about the glute issue. It could be PS (yes it is a real condition). She might have some insight on it.

We were doing garages last night together LOL. That is what I did with mine now that I live in the frozen north.

Good run

Andy said...

A visit to your doctor and a referral to a PT might not be a bad idea. A PT may have some other ideas about how to help you.

As for L, I say keep ranting whenever you feel you need to do so. It is part of the healing process and trying to make sense of it all. Not that it will ever make sense to you, but you if you feel you need to say something in your blog, go ahead and do it.