But she's right, which is why I haven't posted in what, three days? It is boring to read about an injury, nonstop. Too bad I have nothing more exciting to talk about—wait, there's always bell ringing!! (No, let's not go there again.) So, here's a quick update on my status:
Still seeing Physical Abuse Therapist (hey, let's call her P.A.T.!); might be helping, can't tell. Not allowed to run at all until I can do so pain-free. PAT says, in response to my plaintive, whiney cries of "will I be able to run this marathon on the 30th?," "Yes, knowing you. You might not run without pain, but you'll definitely do it."
Is that a compliment? OK, I'll take it.
Besides being booooriiiinnng, I haven't posted because PAT takes up 1 1/2 hours of my day, usually in the morning, requiring me to stay late at work (where I am now), and eating up all my precious blogging time. I've had to switch my workouts to after work too, so I just finished my 2nd elliptical session of the week. 3.86 miles in 55 minutes. Whooo-freakin'-dooo. I did the same workout on Tuesday and in 55 minutes, logged the exact same mileage. Freakish, huh.
And while we are on the subject of incredibly supportive running program reps, (??were we on that subject??), I thought I'd share part of an e-mail my AIDS Marathon Training Rep sent me, after I told him all my woes, and which e-mail made my day (although it doesn't say anything that all of you have not already said to me, one way or another):
Congrats on being strong enough to listen to your PT about not running until further notice. The idea here is to get you healed enough to run on race day. Having suffered ITBS myself in years past, I can tell you it just takes time, and running on it before it's ready is a sure fire way to keep you sidelined longer than had you not run as advised. It takes guts and self discipline to heed the advice this close to race day. Keep in mind there are no medals or Finisher's Certificates for any of your maintenance or training runs. Besides, even if you don't run another step until race day, you'll still do just fine. You've done all of your long runs. The rest are just gravy.
(He called me strong. Did you see that part??!)
I really totally just LOVE this man.