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.