You guys are soooooo lucky!
2 posts in ONE DAY!
Why, might you be asking, am I doing 2 blog posts today?
If you didn’t know, today is National Running Day!
and I have some important stuff to talk about!!!
Social media is abuzz with conversations about running.
IT IS SO COOL!
This morning, I woke up at 2:30 AM,
Because I was a little stressed about my pending appointment with
my Sports Medicine Doctor.
My mind was racing with all of the possibilities of what could happen.
I was so scared that my X-Ray would show a Stress Fracture.
Fortunately, these aren’t my X-Rays.
Over the last week, I have continuously been sucked down
the rabbit hole that is WebMD and my dear friend Google.
It was a scary place to be.
I JUST WANTED ANSWERS!
Anyway, I arrived at my 9:15 am appointment at 9 am,
because… well… stress…
And was seen pretty quickly by the Dr.
He pulled up my X-Rays and
mentioned right off the bat that he didn’t see a fracture.
Praise the LORD!
But, after I mentioned all of my symptoms,
he didn’t really have much of a diagnosis for me.
Nothing that I didn’t already know anyway, since I am now an expert on:
1. Shin Splints
2. Stress Fractures
3. Compartmental Syndrome
4. Tibial Stress Disorder
5. Stress Reactions
I deserve a medical degree.
All he really told me was that it sounded like Stress Reaction.
Which I already assumed.
So, I could have diagnosed myself.
But, on a positive note, I am glad that I took this seriously.
By taking time off and resting the injury.
Which is not what I usually do.
I run through it!
And usually ends up landing me in a MUCH worse position that I originally was in.
So NOT worth it.
I have a feeling that this pain is directly related to the
tumble that I took a few weeks ago on my left shin.
But fortunately, I think I am on the other side of this thing.
I have been icing it and elevating like a MOTHER
and can walk today without much pain or a limp.
Now that I know that it isn’t a fracture..
I am going to celebrate National Running Day the best way I know how…
I’M GONNA RUN!
It might only be a mile, it might be two… but I am going to be smiling the entire way!
I will keep you posted on how that venture goes this evening.
Hopefully it doesn’t suck too hard.
I mean, it HAS been a week.
But, I am not complaining.
I am just happy to not be in much pain!
The Rock n’ Roll Race Series is celebrating National Running Day too!
They are having a presale on the 2016
Rock N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon in San Diego
Yes.. I said $60 for a Marathon and $50 for a Half Marathon.
You had better believe I already registered for the Half.
I think you should sign up and join me next year in beautiful San Diego, Ca.
How are you celebrating National Running Day?
Have you run a Rock n’ Roll race?