Fifty Shades of Graston’s

Workouts:

Monday (6/25):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 34:50, 6:58 Pace)

Tuesday (6/26):

Rest

Wednesday (6/27):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 38:39, 7:44 Pace)

Thursday (6/28): Graston’s Treatment

Rest

I had a Tuesday session of Graston’s scheduled, but had an eye doctor appointment that resulted in dialated eyes and no way to get to my session in time. I would have to wait until Thursday for an assessment. I’ve been feeling 100% back, but I needed those devilish implements to really tell the tale. The prodding would bring any remaining injury scar tissue singing.

My physical therapist jokes that the tools look like they are right out of the Fifty Shades of Grey series. She felt bad about having to cause pain, but it’s kind of the point of Graston’s. If you are reading the books, please NO spoilers!! I’m still on the second book and let’s not ruin it for anyone else either. If you haven’t read the series, it’s very intense and not for everyone. I questioned my ability to finish the first book, but I’m glad that I stuck with it. There is a part of the writing style (the inner goddess stuff) that I find unnecessary, but overall an intense and captivating series.

I got the green light from this session to go back to my training, while carefully increasing my mileage. I can return for the next 30 days for a tune up if anything comes up along the way. I’m so excited to get back to it!!! πŸ˜€

Doctor’s Orders

I went for my physical therapy consultation today and dun dun dun…..complete shut down of working out for at least 2 weeks.

As expected my right piriformis is bad again, but my left is also needing attention. I will have Grastons therapy sessions, the first one is scheduled for tomorrow.

As they did the evaluaton which includes bending my leg in many different directions to locate pain and also to figure out muscle imbalances they also checked my psoas. After pressing down on it I realized new pain and how tight the area was. I was perscribed a treatment of a type of anti-inflamatory for it and will have to go on complete rest to see if we can get it to calm down. If it doesn’t then I may need a procedure that involves an injection that the doctor said wouldn’t be too pleasant.

I’m allowed to do upper body strengthening so I will do that to keep my mind busy and I will take walks. I won’t be going back to Team Steam or running Steamboat 15K this year. My hope is to get healthy in time to begin Chicago Marathon training.

Since there won’t be any running because of this, or flying (because we are starting our next build project), I may need to change the name of the blog….hmm…..”Walky Talky” perhaps?

Anyone deal with psoas trouble? Did you have to get this dreaded shot they were describing? Did it work??

I’m at least sure what I’m in for with Grastons for the piriformis and know it should do wonders.

Jingle All The Way

Today was the local Jingle Bell 5K run for arthritis. I’m in no condition to race, but I can’t say I’m heartbroken since we are under a wind advisory with 45 mph gusts. There is no way the strong wind pushing with or against me running would help my injury. So instead I took the role of helping with the Often Running store set up at the event.

Before everyone arrived, getting things organized.

I started working at 9am and we were busy from race registration at 10 am until race start at 1pm. Time passed quickly and I got to sell some great shoes and accessories, plus catch up with people and meet some new customers. In spite of the weather we had a great turn out for the race, including our Often Running Racing Team. Everyone knew to play it conservative out there. Better to be safe in such crazy windy conditions.

I forced Mitch to take a picture with me. Doesn’t he look thrilled? πŸ˜‰ We are sporting the adidas ORRT sweatshirt, which is one of my faves.

Congrats to all those that raced in the crazy conditions! I’m sure it was a great strength workout as well as increased mental toughness.

I went home to get in my recovery workout of walking, stretching and P90X Ab Ripper.

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