Monday, October 01, 2007


Okay, I'm never completely speechless. However, I am currently at a loss about what to blog about since this is technically a "running blog", but I have not run in almost a month.

I am happy to report some improvement with the lower back. Not much, but a little is better than nothing I suppose. I can now sit for pretty much any length of time painfree and I can do a "power" walk on the treadmill with almost no discomfort. But, I was greatly disappointed when I attempted to do some intervals on the treadmill last Thursday while in Lubbock. Let me back up a week...there was one instance in NYC when my friend and I were forced to run down 10 blocks of 8th ave to get to 47th st. so that we wouldn't miss our show. I noticed the back pain then. I was hoping it was just because I was caring an assortment of souviners and my Cold Stone ice cream and wearing non-running shoes. But, it was confirmed on the treadmill last lower back feels no different when I run. It feels exactly like it did before I started PT. Sigh.

Will I ever get to run again???

If I was training for the marathon, I would probably run regardless. Bad, I know, but that's just how I am. However, since that's not the case, I felt I should follow doctor's orders and not run until given the okay. I wasn't given the okay, but I figured why not try it and just see if we're getting anywhere. I have more PT today after work, so I am going to bring this up. It's been a month, I feel like I should be able to run again!

This is very frustrating.


Margo said...

I really hope your back improves! Sucks when your body is holding you back from what you want to do. I wasn't getting much relief for my foot problem until I changed doctors and started seeing Dr. Kelly of Airrosti. He has definitely helped. Can't wait to hear more about New York and what shows you saw.

Viv said...

Boo, on the running. Hang in there I am sure the back will improve soon. Sending get betta soon wishes ur way! I know what you mean about ignoring the Dr. I am kinda doing that and it's just a 5K. I'm with Margo, what shows did you catch?? Fill us in!