Now what?

Thank you so much for your support on yesterdays post. These things happen and that’s why we need to think for ourselves and get another opinion or two. Don’t be afraid to fire a doctor. Do what’s best for YOU.

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I am hoping to have a loose game plan for recovery soon, but in the meantime I will continue to pool run. I really love it! I leave the pool feeling refreshed and so good for the rest of the day. It also increases circulation which I am hoping means healing those tendons a little faster.

I have been focusing on my form and finally feel like I am making progress. It’s pretty boring reminding myself to keep my back straight, so hopefully it will come naturally soon so I don’t look like a floppy wet noodle spaz flailing in the water.

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This week I busted out my bike for a spin. Lu and I cruised down to Fisherman’s Wharf and Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. It felt amazing to move my legs and catch some fresh, salty air and show Lu around.

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Then I came home to this extra firm(!) Trigger Point roller which magically appeared on my doorstep. I foresee a long term love/hate relationship with this torture device. Perfect timing!

I’ve tried a couple other brands of rollers, one I liked but another was too soft. Bring on the pain! In a good way, of course.

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What are your favorite fitness torture devices?

Have you ever been misdiagnosed?

What race are you training for right now? I really want to hear all about it!

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8 Comments on “Now what?

  1. I use the Trigger Point Grid foam roller as well… you will hate, I mean, love it! 🙂

  2. That is my FAVORITE foam roller. It makes pain feel SO Good! Seriously, it’s the best!

  3. I’ve had that foam roller in my Amazon cart for MONTHS! Can’t wait to hear about the feel good pain! I am trying to decide if I am going to compete in a duathlon at the end of the month, I missed a lot of training in the last two weeks so I am getting back at it this week and then evaluate my fitness at the end of the week. This is why I should pay for events before I start training, whoops, put your money where you mouth is 😉
    Great to hear that you are back on two feet and in the saddle!

  4. I just got a foam roller for my IT band and it’s awesome. I notice a huge difference. I have been misdiagnosed but nothing too serious. They said I had a fractured hand and treated me as such but then the radiologist read it as not fractured. So two weeks later I was able to return to normalcy. I’m training for a half marathon, which is next week and my first full marathon in Akron in sept.

  5. I have a TP as well…golf ball for my heel, and softball for my hip flexors. Races upcoming are San Francisco, America’s finest, Ventura full, LB full, RnRLV full and Honolulu full. Get better and do one with me! I’ll even drop to a half for your coming out party!

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