Very Slow Recovery Process

4½ weeks and still no running. I went out for a short run on Sunday morning but my back is not ready to handle anything yet. The run aggravated my disc, which in turn hurt for two days afterward. I will continue to cease running until my physical therapist says it’s okay to try. I’m still only sleeping in one of two positions: my left side or my right side. Six months now which is a longer period of sleeping discomfort than either of my pregnancies were. I’m glad that I didn’t have any serious fall racing plans to feel disappointed about. More than likely I won’t be running the 50 miler in November. I just don’t see how I could possibly be ready for it in time, that is, IF my therapist even gives me the go-ahead within the next three weeks, which I highly doubt.

I miss my private time out in the woods as well as the hours I would spend running and hanging out with my friends. It’s a bit strange not having running in my life like that right now, but I’d much rather heal and get back to that rather than turn my back on it for good. I know it will be there, and so will my friends. It’s just a matter of time.



  1. RunToTheFinish · September 14, 2011

    so sorry about the continued no running, I know how disheartening it is to not have that peaceful time to yourself outside. I’m battling that with my own fatigue, but it’s not like when I was injured. hopefully you can find some other quite in yoga maybe

  2. mindi · September 15, 2011

    Very frustrating. I hope you feel better soon and are able to get back out there. Sounds like you have the right attitude – it will get better!

  3. Theia · September 15, 2011

    Oh no! I’m so out of touch that I didn’t realize you were injured. :( I’m so sorry to hear this. Mindi’s right; you definitely have the right attitude. Patience will pay off for you.

  4. Oscar Yeager · September 18, 2011

    I think it’s really hard coming back from injuries. I found myself getting frustrated more easily and it can take awhile to get your heart back into what you had been doing before.

    And yeah, I would definitely shy away from that 50-miler in november, lol.

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