Between my pulled rib muscle and my messed up knee/IT band, there's not much I can do. It hurts to sleep! Ugh. I'm so discouraged. I've been resting and trying to do a little here and there but everything hurts.
Yesterday, I ran on the treadmill. 3 miles. Slow. 30 minutes. I could do it with minimal pain if I went verry slowly (about 5.8-6.0 mph) on an incline no less than 1.5. There was some pain after 2.5 miles, but it was manageable if I leaned forward slightly and translated the pain to my hips. I stretched lots before and after. I keep telling myself that it's getting better. On Tuesday, I could barely run for 15 minutes before my knee was screaming in pain. However, it hurt to walk afterwards and was still very sore this morning. So...it's still injured. Sucks.
I did some weight lifting afterwards. My rib muscle is still pulled but it's somewhat better. It's taking forever to heal b/c you can't just stop using it. Every time I roll over in bed, it hurts! It was much easier to work through the pain than my knee, however, and I was able to manage a quality lifting session. I think the activity actually made it feel better.
So I'm frustrated. I'm not working out nearly as much as I'd like and I'm so worried of losing everything. I was supposed to fly north this weekend to see my folks and run a little race with my dad. Between my knee and being crazy-busy in lab, I scrapped the race and cancelled the plane tickets. I'm feeling a little frazzled. The Carlsbad 5000 is next weekend. I was so looking forward to it, but now I don't know if my knee will be able to hold up! This sucks. The season hasn't even started and I feel like I'm already out of the game. Sigh.