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Injury Update - YES The Doctor Told Me To

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Just wanted to give a quick update for anyone who might not have already heard. I went last week for a follow-up. I was actually in a lot of pain, as much pain as when the injury began. The x-ray did not show any fractures, BUT I was told that I could still have a fracture. I will need a bone scan or MRI to completely rule out any fractures. What did show up, however,

When Injury Brings Fear

As I've said, this is not my first injury, but this one, well this one by far has been the worst. I think because there isn't an exact diagnosis. And because of the injury (hamstring), I'm having a hard time knowing the difference between normal soreness, slight pain, or abnormal soreness.

I was supposed to join some friends today for my first outside hilly run. But
when I got up, it hurt to walk. I think it was normal soreness in the hamstring from doing the elliptical yesterday (for the first time in months). But I didn't want to risk it with running hills for the first time since I've been back to run/walking

But I bailed - not saying it's necessarily a bad thing that I did. But I am definitely overcautious. I'm thinking borderline fear.

See, it's taken me MONTHS to be able to get back to a 4 mile run/walk. Months - and I don't want to overdo it and have a massive set back.

Because the reality is - I'm not 100% well. I know that. I'm not pretending that everything is ok - because I know it isn't.

And with that comes fear. I'm afraid to do too much - to push to hard. Am I being smart? Or am I holding myself back?

I honestly don't know. But I do know that for the first time having an injury, I'm truly fearful. And this is not a comfortable place to be in emotionally.



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  1. I felt that way after I broke my foot--both times. Last time was especially traumatic because it still hurts on occasion if I land wrong. I don't want to be sidelined like that again. I thought a lot about what you said about learning from injury and I take it back--I have learned a lot. I learned that I need to keep doing my hip strengthening exercises (ie clamshells) because when my hips are strong, I don't land on that toe. I've been really good about it all winter. Let's see how things go. Hang in there!

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    1. Thanks for the reminder. I need to do my clam shells too!! :)

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