So y'all, I've been dealing with this right knee/back of calf/now outside of knee/ now hamstring thing pretty much since Sept. 3, my last long slow run. I ran the 5k on saturday, i ran twice last week (just 3 and 4 miles), with no pain during run and some afterwards, but long after, like at night.
On Sunday, after Saturday's 5k, I woke up and could barely walk, but forced myself for a 30 minute walk, during which I hobbled like john wayne.
This morning, my leg didn't feel so bad, so I thought I'd try a 4-miler, slooow. After 1.5 miles, I had to call it quits and walked back. Intense pain, now mostly on outside of right knee, and hamstring. oh, and other places since my stride is all off now.
Called sports doc back this morning not to see him, but to get a referral to a sports PT; my insurance says I don't need a referral from a doc, but the state of MD says i need a prescription from a doc. SO i am trying to sidestep actually seeing the doc again, and just have his asst tell him to WRITE ME THE F'N script already so i can see someone tomorrow. First call at 9 a.m; 2nd call at 2:30 (both times 20 minute holds, yeah i know i'm not the most important person in the world...) and receptionist just told me ONCE again that the doctor's assistant will call me...WHEN HE CAN. And she was all annoyed with me.
So I know i've got nothin' on Stephanie, cuz I've got about 5 1/2 weeks to go, but i've got my own little freak out going on. I think that doc was just wrong about the meniscus tear and now i want to see a pt who actually runs. and i'm seeing podiatrist on thursday which i will try to change to tomorrow bcs it's seems incredibly coincidental that two weeks after I got my $500 custom-made orthotics, which I took out slowly, as this running podiatrist cautioned me, that all this s***t started happening.
So i'm in major bummer land, and now am thinking maybe I just can't do it--the M thing. And for the first time in my life, that i can remember, I was feeling so happy and good and proud of myself.
sorry, no jokes today. END RANT