Thursday, March 5, 2015

5 weeks feels like an eternity

It's been nearly 5 weeks since my hamstring issue became enough of an issue that it pretty much stopped me in my tracks (I blame the snow...sort of kidding). Since then I have run only one time, for a short two miler. Shortly after that last run I haven't even been able to walk, except for my day to day life. It's sad when a trip to Walmart is the most exercise I get. 

I've been in physical therapy for almost three weeks. After the first session I felt amazing! My hamstring felt so much better...I could actually sit without wanting to cry because of the pain. Unfortunately the relief was relatively short-lived. My doctor and PT had set the expectation beforehand that this is common, so I did my best to roll with it. I've kept up with my homework, and I work my butt off during my appointments. I'm starting to see some glimpses of more progess, but man...this is tough.

It's not so much about not being able to run. The weather has been less than ideal, so at least I haven't missed great running conditions. I've still been heading out to meet my awesome running family, living vicariously through their training. They've helped to keep me sane, and I so treasure them for this.

It's just that I'm so, so tired of being in pain 24/7. The intensity level of pain comes and goes, but it's always there, reminding me that I'm broken. Yes, it has improved some with therapy, but it's still present. I want so badly to wake up in the morning and be able to get out of bed without having to limp to the kitchen. I want to feel whole again...