I haven't run in 11 days. Three chiropractor appointments and two physio sessions later I feel a bit better! I also went to a Moksha class to stretch things out and spent an hour on my bike doing some light spinning.
I asked today if it is normal to take this long to heal and I think the Chiro may have thought I was a bit crazy. I apologized for my impatience. My physio also calls me Dr. Google and told me I will only increase my anxiety by looking up all the things this pain could be.
I am trying to be patient and a bit more forgiving because this body has been through a lot in the past 12 months. I also underestimated the effects of relaxin and the fact that nursing Weston would increase the length of time my body produced it. On the one hand this can cause pelvic instability, but it can also make you more responsive to chiropractic care. If you want to read more about running while breastfeeding this article has some good info.
I am remaining optimistic and hopeful that in the next week or so this injury will be behind me and I will be on my way to happy running again. My plan for rehabbing includes:
- Orthotics (I was able to see my foot scan and how different each of my feet are during my walking gait on the scan - it looked something like this)
- Some serious core stability work. I have weak glutes. Admitting it is the first step.
- Starting from scratch and not jumping ahead on run training even though I feel like I could.
- Paying MUCH more attention to form during all activities and exercises. (i.e. my sagging lower back during a burpee probably isn't ideal).
- Yoga 1x a week. I am happier when I do yoga too which is a pretty good side effect.
On the plus side, with all this down time I have finally finished my case study! I just have a few more edits before sending it off and then I can start my case study with a real client!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter!