Sunday, August 30, 2009

Week 2 Review

ZERO running miles.
One trip to Family Doctor for referral.
Two trips to Physical Therapy.

Hip = still hurting.

08/24/09 - 30 minute session on bike at Y.
08/25/09 - 1 hour spin class at Y.
08/26/09 - 1 hour Endurance Cycle class (spin bike) at Y.

One thing I have found out, from all these spin bike sessions, is that they make a special PADDED shorts for biking. Going to be heading to REI or maybe just Walmart in search for some padding in that area.

Physical Therapy is about what I expected. Direct massage, ultrasound on the IT Band, stretching. The bursa sac seems to be more sore today than it was last week. I have made an appointment with the Family Doc for Monday to get a Cortisone Injection, which I've read is the quickest and most reliable way to get going from this injury. I have 3 appointments scheduled for PT next week but I'm not sure if I will keep them, depending on the injection.

In the meantime, I have officially registered for the 30th annual Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on November 14th, which is 12 weeks away. Hopefully, I can get back to my training as soon as possible to get some mileage in.

On a much more serious note, please keep my Father-in-law, Steve Herald, in your prayers. He is fighting the strong fight against Melanoma cancer, and I am going with him on Monday to do some pre-op tests as the doctors get ready for surgery in hopes of removing the remaining cancer tissue. Hopefully we will know more about any residual problems after some tests are run, and if we will need to pursue chemotherapy. So, the more prayers and thoughts to the Great Physician, the better and will be greatly appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. wow. not getting a good feeling for the FIRST plan. I looked at it once and thought it would be extremely difficult to maintain that kind of intentisty by myself on only 3 workouts a week. your experience leads me to believe way to much intensity, to quickly and wham you're injured. good luck with your recovery.


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