So in last nights blog, I said things happen for a reason. Today I learned I was absolutely right! I had my first physical therapy session to work on my knee today. What you may not know, is starting on New Year's Eve, my back started to really hurt. It is my low back, middle and to the right. Same side as my knee.
Let me first say, I liked her a lot. We will be a good match the next several weeks. The facility was very nice and the machines all looked new. I have all the confidence in the world that I will come out of this a better runner. I am just bummed that I can't run for 4 weeks, maybe more. Will I be ready for the 10k in April? I sure hope so. Really glad now I didn't win an entry into the Cox Providence Half Marathon.
There are plenty of things that I can still do, so I will continue to work out at the gym. I do love spin class and will plan on that twice a week. But what else? What classes can you recommend that will keep me going and still have fun. Keep in mind, no bouncing.
Last night, I went to bed feeling pretty good. I had a plan in place and I was happy with it. Now, right off the bat, my first race on the list is not gonna happen. I know I was a maybe, but the way the weather has been, I bet it would of been a nice day. Can't dwell on it, just need to get better.
So here is what I am thankful for. I am thankful that I am able to see good doctors and get this taken care of. I am thankful that I will get better and continue running. I am thankful that there are plenty of very nice races this year and I should be able to do most of the ones I want. I am thankful that I have support from family and friends. And I am thankful for all of you. Thank you for reading, but most of all, thank you for you kind comments and advice. Thank you for the motivation, which I really need now.
I suppose my posts over the next several weeks will mostly be about my PT, but I am sure I can come up with a few more things that may be more interesting. Please let me know how your training is going and if you run a race, let me know how it goes. I can live vicariously through you.
Run strong, think big!