I swear sometimes I’m actually a 90 year old… the best damn looking 90 year old in town, but I digress…
This morning I met with my ortho to determine whether my aches and pains are something I can run through or something I need to sit my butt down for.
The good news? No stress fractures! My bones look purrrrrrdy. Yay!!
The not-so-good news? I’ve got a laundry list of issues…
- The thigh/femur pain is actually a very angry sartorius muscle.
Remember that song from kindergarten, “The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone”? (ha! now that song’s stuck in your head for the rest of the week, too! 😉 )Yeah, well, dem
bonestendons are all connected…. which leads us to…
- Bursitis of the Pes anserine, and
- Distal hamstring tendinitis.
At least it’s not a stress fracture!! 😀
I get a cortisone injection for the bursitis next week, but this week’s long run is still in question. As the ortho said, if it hurts, don’t run. Ugh. But I can take OTC anti-inflamatories if they help. Yay! Well, not really yay, but you know… #runnerlogic
Luckily i was able to get in an awesome 5 mile run on the AlterG this afternoon. Started out at 70% body weight but was able to get up to 80% once the excedrin kicked in – and I did it in major PR territory! 43:43. Woo!!
Maybe I can break into the PT’s office this weekend and do my 16 miler on the AlterG so I don’t have to do it on the elliptical…. Only kinda sorta half joking….
Well, I wouldn’t actually break in, but I’m not above begging and crying. Seriously.