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What's The Deal?

After seven weeks of physical therapy, it turns out my injury was not my IT Band, nor even my Quad. It is a Bulging Disc.

Thus the strange tingling, itchy, random numbness episodes I'd been experiencing while doing my test runs.

Determined to kick this injury to the curb!
I'm continuing physical therapy and doing some new back strengthening exercises.
No running or biking (say WHAT!?) allowed. I can walk on the Dreadmill and use the elliptical trainer, but that tends to bring the tightness to my IT band that first sent me to the Egyptian Magician (my Physical Therapist).

I feel so out of shape but somehow (admittedly, after I threw myself a few pity parties) I also feel positive. I can tell I'm getting stronger.

I'm hanging in there and I will be back!

12 comments:

Stuart said...

Well on the upside at least you know! How about swimming or rowing?

ultrarunnergirl said...

Rowing is a no, but I do need to get to the pool. Have let life get in the way. I will get there this week!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

At least you can still walk, so maybe get out on the trails?

ultrarunnergirl said...

Yes, Kovas, more hiking in my future!

Katie said...

and I will help you eat your way to recovery. hang in there is right!

also, that pictures makes me scared. I am swimming wed night if you would like to splish splash with me.

ShutUpandRun said...

Bulging disc, huh? Take care of yourself. The trails are calling!

chris mcpeake said...

At least you know what it is. Good luck with the recovery

Nichole said...

You can totally kick this! Your super human strength is so strong it takes doctors a few times to figure out what you have going on.

Really wishing you good thoughts!

Tara said...

oh no! I wish you speedy recovery!!

Good job on the postiive attitude! I totally understand ( just breaking my anke) after some pity party, I realized positive thoughts are the key to make it through an injury! :)

sending you quick healing thoughts!

RunSueRun said...

Ouch! Hope you are well and back on the trails (running) again soon.

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

You will kick it to the curb. Hiking and swimming sound like an excellent solutions too.

A. Rockett Kirwin said...

Hope you get in the pool. Swimming is a great endurance workout and the more you do it, the better you feel. I have a lot of empathy for you!:)

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