Goodness! I was due for a little break, but I certainly didn’t expect to take this long to do a post. I have never taken such a long blogging hiatus, but I honestly needed it. First of all, thank you for the lovely e-mails asking how things are going and when I would be back. My apologies for disappearing for a bit.
My last post was about my WTF Injury. Fortunately, my miracle worker massage therapist had me back up and running after taking care of my torn calf muscle. Those first few runs after an injury always feel magical.
Unfortunately, a few days after I got back into my groove, everything came to a crashing halt. Less than a half a mile into my run, I was cruising down a hill when I shuffled into a brick on the edge of the sidewalk and tripped. I managed to brace myself and avoid falling but the bracing motion did something nasty to my glutes and my back. I finished my five miles, albeit very slowly, and hobbled home to the shower.
As the night went on my glutes seized up and so did my back. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t move and I was a miserable mess. I spent the next few days on the couch, barely able to shuffle around and at the urging of Rock, I called Howard and went back in.
The magician therapist was able to work out the knots and figured out that I had shifted my pelvis out of whack. He was able to ease things back together but I continued to hobble around for another week. Simply rolling over in bed at night was an excruciating ordeal.
We were due to drive home to Michigan two days later and I was quite nervous about making the trip. Fortunately, the time spent in the car was helpful and when we arrived home, I was able to move around a bit better.
Our funny little 21 month old started mimicking the weird limp I was walking around with and everywhere we went people oohed and ahhed at her and asked if she was okay. Sometimes I think she is too smart for her own good!
Since being home, I have gone back to work at the gym as both a Wellness Coach and a Personal Trainer. This is also the busiest time of the running season and I am so happy to have so many awesome runners doing all sorts of great races this summer and fall.
The busy time of my coaching season started just as Rock returned to NYC for three more weeks of coaching. Needless to say, things got a bit hectic and exhausting between chasing a now 22 month old around and juggling my own work schedules.
Fortunately, I was able to start easing my way back into running. Over the past few weeks I have progressed from doing 3 mile runs with walking breaks every half mile, to doing up to 8 miles at a time. I am registered to do a half marathon at the beginning of July and I am really looking forward to that adventure. It will be interesting now that I am 6 months pregnant.
Rock is home now and summer is in full swing. We have been asked my the local YMCA to run a summer Youth Sports Conditioning Camp and are excited to continuing with more coaching here. The fun never stops!
I am finally getting into my groove with work, running, balancing time with Mary, and enjoying my pregnancy. I will be back here much more often now and will have some updates on pregnancy and some fun from our road trip last month.
How is your summer going so far?