April was a VERY hard month for me. It has been very frustrating, painful and depressing. I have tried hard to keep my spirits up but it has been HARD. Injuries suck. There is no other way to put it.
I spent the first two weeks of April in my lovely boot. When I saw my doc on the 17th he decided that we would try using crutches for a while. You know what sucks even more than injuries? Crutches. Oh, and having to use the elevator in my office.
I had one really good day, April 24th, where I felt really like I was on my way to recovery. I left the crutches in the car and went without the boot. I felt great most of the day but by the evening I was feeling my leg again. Might not have been the best idea to go to the grocery store. I spent the next two days back on the crutches and on Friday I switched back to the boot.
So now, I can't decide if I am feeling pain, if I am having phantom pain, or if I am just too sensitive to every little thing. I go back to the doctor in a week and I hope that my body can work this dang thing out. I AM SICK OF IT.
I decided last week that I needed a break. After spin and Pilates last Wednesday I was exhausted. Not sure it my body was exhausted or if it was my brain but I felt emotionally drained. I banned myself from the Y for four days. It has been extended to five, maybe six. I am now having some weird pinched nerve numbness in my left hip. Maybe it's from walking around in the dang boot for most of the last six weeks. I do love my Brooks Adrenalines, but I am sick of wear only one. It's the only shoe that makes me feel like I am walking on the same height shoes. So I am going to go see if my chiropractor can straighten me out. I have had the numbness, and yesterday morning when we got up to get ready to head to the race I had a very sharp pain that almost took my breath away. Not fun.
I will write more about the OKC Memorial Marathon in the next couple of days and I am hoping to get a guest post race recap or two out of my friends. We shall see...
|How awesome were those signs?|
|Me, Patti and Abby at mile 7.|
|I make this rain jacket look good.|
After all the frustration of April, Abby and I had a great time during the race. I like to think I impressed her with my mad navigation skills and got us to every stop in time to see everyone. I am sure the people that were running around them each time thought we were complete lunatics. It is nice to leave a lasting impression though.
So tomorrow is May, and I will be running again in May. I just have to wait and see when.
There will be more talk about the Memorial and lots more pictures soon. For now I am sure glad that April is finally going to be over.