And here we are.
This has been a very interesting week. Painful. and Upsetting.
Yesterday I had Acupuncture again.
This morning my groin area was MUCH improved. No more…
I am astounded at how much of a difference the acupuncture actually makes for pain. I had an email waiting from the coach when I awoke this morning with pool workouts and a few bits of advice.
I went to the pool and was kind of sad that I couldn’t really get my swim suit on normally…My leg is stiff and to bend up the leg too much is still quite painful.
Slid into the pool. I noted that after 2 rest days and a failed run, the water felt great. It was smooth and a little silky. I was SO glad I could swim. I powered through the workout feeling kind of strong. As I pulled myself out of the pool, ran into my Coach. he was getting in. I told him the area was feeling better, but that I thought the key was actually not running on it. He agreed.
I wanted to talk more, but really it wasn’t because I needed anything, I just wanted some comfort. He has provided SO much comfort that it really is getting a bit maudlin. I am not dying, I just have an injury.
Tonight I went and met a new Massage Therapist. I was TERRIFIED.
I DO NOT like to be touched. I am not someone who can stand the gratuitous grabbing and touching that people do. I am a bit high strung in this area.
But this guy was recommended by the coach and so I thought for certain that he could be trusted with my groin.
He was fantastic. I told him I was nervous and he let me keep most of my clothing on. He managed still to give a great massage and worked on all sorts of problem areas. He worked well on the adductor and noted that it did not feel uniformly tight. he asked finally if I had felt a tearing or ripping sensation in the adductor? No, I have not, but he thinks there may be an actual tear at the insertion.
As you can see, this is a very personal area. It really is tothis man’s credit that he was able to deal with it and not have me entirely freak out.
Do I feel better?
I feel much much better, and better than I normally feel after a massage with my current massage therapist. NOW…to figure out how to break up with my current massage therapist? Yikes. Luckily this week is a Holiday week, so I can cancel for that reason, and the next week I didn’t have scheduled, and so on and so forth. best thing? This person is less expensive too, so I can tip well…and still save money, and get a better result.
I went and saw the coach. We talked. I relayed what he told me, and Coach looked at me. He slooowly asked, “Did ya sign up for February yet?” I looked over at him and said, “nope” And he said, well. don’t.
He does not want me to think racing until I can run 10 miles again without pain.
I do feel sad and unhappy, but, I am also thinking…by the end of this weekend, things may be very different.
Praying for a Miracle.
My Coach told me yesterday that all I can do is be patient, dig into the word, and wait. I found this music. I do like Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, they sound really “Appalachian” but that’s because they are.
Wow. it’s pretty hard, but then again, it could be SO much worse. I just wish I understood the lesson in this.
Hoping and Praying I can start to run on Sunday. We’ll see.
I have not found it yet.