Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Optimism is a good thing

Today I saw my favorite physical therapist, Michelle.  When I got there, she told me that when she saw my chart, she thought to herself, "Molly must be doing another marathon."

My pes anserinus muscle is feeling better (thank you Laura Elaine, for telling me what it was called!). Other than spending 8 hours in the car for a quick visit to see my new niece, I rested Friday and Saturday, and stretched, iced, and used the heating pad as much as I could.  Sunday I went for a five mile run, and I have to say, it was the best run I've had in a long time.

I went back in to PT today, and let Michelle know my running plans for the week.  This weekend we're going to be away, so I want to do my 17 miler on Thursday.  I missed last week's long run, so I really need to get it done.  However, Michelle thinks I should cut it way down, and give my pes a chance to heal.

I get it, but I also need to get these long runs done.  Last year my longest training run was 21 miles, and I'm planning on doing that again this time around.  We talked about how there are so many different training plans out there, I know that some of them have the longest run be 16 miles, and that's it. Obviously my fitness level is there, but I want to make sure I'm prepared, mentally, and physically.

I'm going to bike today and tomorrow, then see how far I can go on Thursday.

Hopefully, I'll be able to go far.

Then it's back to PT on Friday.

That's the plan.

And here's my newest little nugget of a niece:




 

22 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I hope you get better soon

After holding your niece, doesnt it make you want another little bundle of joy??? ;-P

fancy nancy said...

I hope you are on the mend very soon!!!

What a cutie pie!!!

misszippy said...

She's so precious! I need a niece or nephew baby to hold!

Hope things go well with the leg..pulling for you!

Penny said...

What a cutie. I glad you pes anseninus muscle is feeling better

SupermomE12 said...

I hope it keeps feeling better and you are able to get that long run DONE on Thursday. I am a big believer in the power of positive thinking. :)

Your niece is BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats! :)

Caratunk Girl said...

I hope you are better soon and you are able to get your long run in on Thursday. For confidence as much as anything, I find the long runs really help.

Your niece is GORGEOUS! Congrats!

*~*~* Tracy said...

I hope the plan works and that's a cute little nugget of a niece you have there!

LauraElaine said...

You're welcome....I'm a PT :)

Good luck w/the training...be smart!!

And what a little cutie!!!!

Michelle said...

Hope you can get your long run done without any issues!

Your niece is adorable!

Wells L said...

Oh my goodness - how CUTE is the pix of you and your new niece? Precious!

I'm sooo bummed you're once again combating pain!!!!! I hope you find balance between healing and training - definitely NOT easy! ((hugs))

Jill said...

Good Golly, she is teeny tiny. Do they come that little? I just don't remember!! :)

Hope your pes (??) heals up soon...you gotta marathon, dangit!! Has your PT done a muscle imbalance test? Just a suggestion.

Emz said...

The plan sounds like a working winner!!! Hoping all goes well.

My heart is melting.
Love. New. Babies.

Amy said...

Hope you are on the mend soon!

Johann said...

I'm sure your plan will work out. Stay patient and take care. New babies are true gifts.

Black Knight said...

I hope you can follow your plan. Good luck.
Your niece is adorable.

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I agree with you in those parts however its always a good thing to look at the other side, even if you don't agree with it.To be an optimist is to go through life holding your head up high and viewing everything in a good light.

Suzy said...

I hope PT helps and you feel better soon!

Teamarcia said...

Awww what a cute 'nugget'!
Ugh it's so hard when you need to get in the miles in but your body wants something else (don't I know it). Hoping it all works out for you. It will!

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