Sunday, February 14, 2010

Inventory of Parts

Well it has been a week since the race.  Figured I would give an update on my body part inventory.  I am not going to lie to anyone, Monday after the race was by far the worst I have ever hurt muscle wise.  I am not sure I can even describe how my legs felt but, suffice it to say: walking down the stairs holding Chloe litterally made my stomach turn  it hurt so bad.  She however, thought it was a blast to go down the stairs backwards and would say "you can do it Mommy, you can do it." My little cheerleader. 

The picture on the left is after the  race on Sunday.  Cathy and Marny didn't leave until late that evening so they came home and met Chloe and another Running Mom (Cindy) came over to meet the crew. 

The inventory: It seems I might have a case of Runner's Knee, I looked up the pain I am having and it seems to match up.  A little time off should cure that.  My right foot has a tendon that is super tight.  Other than that all soreness is just muscular.  Think I might just need another week of doing almost nothing.  I tried a run/walk this evening and it was just too dang painful to run for long and I have no reason to push it.  The next race coming down the pipe is Cathy's Marathon in March and then Boston in April.  So I think for now I will take things slow and see if  I can get my legs back up to speed before launching into my Boston training. 

I am sure some of you are wondering about the Back, well I saw the MRI and sure enough that disc is herniated.  It looks painful :).  There is this bulge that you can see is pressing against the spinal cord forcing it to bulge as well.  Here is the wacky thing, my back no longer hurts.  The doc said she couldn't explain it but, I am telling you around mile 60 my back no longer hurt and hasn't since.  I can stand straight, I can bend backwards, you name it, I can do it.  What I deduce from this is: If you have a herniated disc the only real cure is a good 60 mile run.  Happy Running All. 

6 comments:

Reyna said...

I think your back no longer hurts...because you are not noticing it due to your leg pain. Keep up the good work...and good idea on the rest for another week...it was a 100 mile race FTLOG!

Tracey Kite said...

I agree with Renya, think your back no longer hurts because of the rest of the pain. I do hope the back pain does not come back though. Sounds like you are starting to heal up and more rest will do you good.

Marny said...

Ditto! If your foot hurts, just bang your head against the wall!

Skeller said...

Great advice, Tara! :)

Marny said...

BTW I can't even tell you how much I love that pic. Cindy is smiling like a cheerleader while juggling her boys, you are in excruciating pain holding Chloe, and Cathy and I are extremely awkward and look completely out of it!

tara said...

ha ha Marny i was thinking the same thing about banging my head and the picture. Love it :)