I have been MIA from my blog lately, mostly because I have had nothing too exciting to blog about. Plus, I am still coming down from my half marathons and trying to let my body heal up and my mind find that loving feeling for running I have somewhat lost. I know in general where it is my love is hiding, but I haven’t been trying to really find it either. We need our time apart. It’s therapeutic for out relationship. Instead, I have been strength training, doing rehab for my angry ITB, and running when I can, as far as I can, before my knee pain stops me. I have also been enjoying all the “extra” time I have with my family. I say “extra” because I have zero extra time. But I have been making time with my kids a priority, another reason I have been MIA from social media.
Rehab has been going well. I have to give a shout out to my PT Dave, at Atlantic Physical Therapy here in the Beach. If you ever need the services of aGood talk, we'll do it again soon.
good GREAT PT. Go see him. At my evaluation he did the normal tests for ITB tightness/hip strength, he videoed me running on the treadmill, and he also checked my pelvis. But he didn’t find anything jumping out at him. (I know there is a joke in there somewhere.)What he did find is that my gait is kind of funny, my pelvis is out of whack, and he informed me that my shoes might be contributing to the problem. So I am back in my NB 759 and attending therapy twice a week. At the last session my hips are finally starting to straighten out and my ITB is no longer point tender. I ran 5 miles on Monday with little to no pain, so I think I am on the comeback. Good thing too, because I have a 5k next weekend, The SJA Stingray 5k. It's a huge race, lots of Kenyans and prize $. No, not really, just a small church 5k. It's fun and I have placed in my age group every time I do this race and I would like to keep it that way, although I won’t be surprised if I get smoked this year.