Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Okay, I'll deal with it.

Here is the good news, my leg is feeling much better.  The bad news is, I definitely pulled my hamstring. 

I went in this morning to see my PT with kids in tow (these are the times I'm thankful for my Droid, where I can entertain the kids with Yo Gabba Gabba and Ben Ten Ultimate Alien on YouTube).  I pulled my left hamstring, the one I had issues with before.  On the positive side, the muscle is fairly smooth, he couldn't feel any knots or tears, so that helps.  It turns out my hips are out of alignment, which makes sense because my left leg is a bit shorter than my right.  I was actually happy to hear that, mainly just to know that all the stretching and icing I've done wasn't wasted effort. 

When I asked the million dollar question, Can I Run The Marathon, I got a maybe.  He hooked my leg up to those little electrodes that stimulate the muscle, iced it, and showed me some new stretches that should help my hip area.  I'm going back on Friday, and then we'll talk about when I can run.  But you know what, I'm still running the marathon. If I have to do it slowly, or walk a bit, so be it.  There is no way I'm missing it.  I'll just have to be smart about it. 

Thank you for all the supportive comments about this whole thing.

Thought I would share our annual State Fair photo.  We always take it in the Dairy Building, with the kids and their I Heart Milk cups, chocolate for Eliza, plain for Luke.  It was about 95 degrees and we're a bit sweaty.  And yes, I'm wearing THE cowboy hat.  

37 comments:

Rae said...

I'm glad your leg is feeling better!

Kristin (Triathlon Dreams) said...

Rest that leg!! Wrap it if you Have to!! I remember pulling my calf muscle 2 weeks before my first sprint triathlon playing Volleyball..I still ran on the darn thing pain and all and came in 3rd in my AG!! LOL!! You can do it!!

~Andrea~ said...

Bummer about the leg. I am so sorry. It's good you've seen the PT though. Hopefully with his help you'll be back on the streets soon. Cute picture of your family. You have a beautiful family.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

ugh, I was hoping that wasnt the case, but I like your mentality, take it slow. You will do this, I have no doubt.

I miss the fair

J said...

rest that leg big time!! Hopefully you will heal right up and be good to go for next weekend!! Wish I had time to go to the state fair this year! maybe next year!

misszippy said...

Sorry to hear it's a pull, but it sounds like there's still hope. Go easy.

Great pic of you and the kids!

Kelly said...

So weird, because you have been on my mind this week, and I didn't even realize you had hurt your leg!! Hang in there. You 've still got some time to heal up, and even if you didn't run at all between now and then, you are not going to lose any fitness. You will rock that marathon!!

Iron Mike said...

Wow, I'm glad your, can I call it stubborn, nature led you to the PT. Stubborn because you're running that darned marathon anyway. But, definitely smart to score a professional "MAYBE."
Ah, the Droid. Gotta justify every penny of that $30/month data plan. Perfect to entertain the kids, though we are frequently thankful to have 2. When I'm solo with the kids, Droid time is an instant argument ("Toy Story puzzle! No!! Princess puzzle!")

Andrew Opala said...

keep up your spirits ... maybe your stopped for not to let some of us slower people catch up!

FLATOUT JIM said...

I feel your pain. Really. I had a bunch of stuff planned for the fall, but instead I am resting sore/inflamed connective tissue in my upper gleut. Really a pain in the butt!

Teamarcia said...

I agree with you. Still do the marathon, but easy. Love the pic!

NY Wolve said...

Its hard to nurse an injury now. But PT, and not getting too far too fast on the road back are keys to whether the marathon is in the cards. Good luck with it.

Carly said...

Soory to hear about your leg! I hope things work out for you. Good luck!

Tricia said...

sounds like there is some positive in all the negative. hang in there!

Caratunk Girl said...

Ugh, bummer about the hammie. But it is managable. Can you get some massage?? Or a foam roller?? Ice? Beer?

Hope it gets better soon!

H Love said...

oh molly! I am sending good vibes your way....you can get through this. Ice, stretch, rest and stay positive. Thinking of you!

Jon said...

PT's are SO great! I couldn't live without mine. Keep doing the stretches and I hope he has good news when you return on Friday!

Will be rooting for ya!!!

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
First of all, that is such a cute picture of you and the kids! State fairs are always so much fun:) We are going to our state fair this weekend!

I am sorry to hear about your hamstring pull. I think that you have a great plan...go slow and run smart:) Go Molly! Sending you positive vibes and tons of luck! Take care Lady!

Mighty M said...

Sorry about your leg, but I am glad you are dealing with it so well. Hopefully it will heal fast for you. Love the pic!

Claire said...

Good luck with your leg! At least you have made a decision to run it - no matter by what means. I live in Central NY also and I enjoy reading your blog! Just went to the Fair with my kiddies this week also. Are you running the Rochester Marathon?

Claire

Angie Bishop said...

Cute picture! Sorry about your leg. I am a bit behind on blogs so this is news to me.
I hear ya on running anyways. I am still running mine although it may not be a fast and furious race that I had envisioned months ago I still see myself crossing that finish line!
heres to fast healing!!!!
Cheers,
Angie

Zoƫ said...

That sucks about your hammy. I really really really hope it heals quickly so you can run your marathon, Molly! Sending you healing vibes ~~~~~

ajh said...

Very cute picture. Hope you have good news on Friday!!!

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Pam said...

Aw, man... this stinks!

You have an awesome attitude about it though! Hope you get the news you're looking for Friday!

Anne said...

Fingers crossed for good news...keep up the great attitude :)

Zaneta said...

cute photo! :) hope your leg heals quickly!

Johann said...

Well if it helps at all, I would have done the marathon as well. Just slow and easy, but I wouldn’t miss it. Probably bad advice but I’m a runner and that’s what we do. Good luck with the leg! Lovely photo!

Luke said...

glad to hear it not too bad. Hopefully the Pt can get you going full steam, and I'd do the marathon too if it were me.

Darlene said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that you can run!!!

blueviolet said...

Just don't push it beyond what the doctor says you should be doing!

kristen said...

your so smart for getting into the PT. Most athletes would have just went with denial. I would totally do the same thing. No way would I let the last few months count for nothing. Even thought that's probably a REALLY bad outlook.

Love the hat!

Tara said...

Oh shit. I'm sorry to hear about the pull. I'd say run the marathon, just take the next week or so easy (hell it's taper anyway right????). You've worked to hard for this marathon Molly, but just be very careful!

mudmama said...

Sorry I missed all of this! I have been out of pocket with travel and kinderfarten starting. So hope it gets better in time for the marathon!
I thought about you as I read the Kind Diet, have you tried any of the recipes?

Jill said...

Grrrrr! I totally understand the frustartion and hoping only for the very best and speedy recovery!!!

The pic of you and the kiddos is just so cute :).

HUGS!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oh schnikes the hammie. Well good you are going to PT and maybe with thatit will all workout just fine!! fingers and toes crossed

Lisa said...

so sorry about your hamstring! that totally sucks, but I know you'll take care of it and listen to the docs (and your body)!