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I swam today for about an hour, mostly just for recovery and relaxation. I didn't work very hard.
I went to my chiropractor and he wroked me over pretty good. He adjusts me and then uses his sports massage techniques to workout all the tightness. My IT bands were pretty tight as well as all around my hip joints. My legs hurt like mad last night from it and I'm really exhausted today but I should feel better tomorrow. It's like I can feel my body working to try to repair all the scar tissue and the treatment. I'm totally trashed and I can barely function...thank goodness for dora the explorer and diego!
Hope you all are well and safe.
I had planned to do an hour of maintenence work on the elliptical trainer but cut it back to 45 minutes midway through because I had no energy. My orthopedist has now called me twice to reschedule my follow-up appointment for my knee, both times on the day of the appointment. How come I have to call more than 24 hours in advance to reschedule or cancel a doctor's visit if I don't want to get billed, but the doctor can call me less than 4 hours before hand and I've just got to suck it up and reschedule for some less convenient time (and arrange for class coverage, leave sub plans, etc.)?
You guys are sounding worn out and exhausted. Jay, you need to make sure you are getting your rest during this recovery week. I'm eager to get out there especially with the warmer spring weather. But last night I tweaked the soleus again, this time on the elliptical machine. I had planned to do 45 minutes, I just started getting a good sweat going at 16 minutes and I pulled it again. This machine has adjustable resistance and incline. I think the incline is what caused the soleus to tweak again. I'll have to be more careful with it next time. Tonight I'll do some core work and rest the leg.
That is annoying! A friend of mine went to a doctor recently. She heard him chatting outside her door for an hour before he came to see her. He stood in the doorway and asked her questions because he said he was allergic to the flu vaccine and couldn't afford to catch it. He sent her home with some cough medicine and didn't even listen to her lungs. I urged her to go see another DR when I could tell that she sounded like I did and it turns out she didn't even have the flu, She had pnuemonia!
Ugh. Doctors! I'm sorry Jay. That's a pain AND no good for your training. When did they re-scedule you?
Oh, it's not just Doctor's though, once I had a couple of obviously homeless, sick puppies follow me home from running and I called the animal control officer. He said he was at lunch and could I bring the dogs to him....I said "Sure, I can load up the sick puppies and my four kids and drive them downtown to where you are munching on your french fries, that will be way less effort than for you to drive up here." Thankfully, I got my way that time but we usually don't!
Again, sorry Jay. I'm glad you are listening to your body and cuttng it short. I hope it gets better for you.
Glad I'm not the only one. Yesturday I was suppose to run 5 miles. I made it two and then biked another 5 because I felt like I had no energy to run. Got a lot more sleep last night though, hopefully that did the trick.
The thing I hate about doctors is that they really don't seem like they want to spend the time to figure out whats wrong with you. Sure you have the flu or you have this or that, but what is causing it so I can prevent it from catching something like that again? Last year doctors kept giving me drugs to treat my symptoms but could not figure out what was causing the symptoms. At one point I ended up going to the hospital because my room mates found me passed out on the floor. Turns out my body fat was so low because I was so sick I couldn't eat or drink and my kidneys were failing. The doctors there made me stay the night and did all kinds of tests on me, like my original doctor should have done to begin with. It's hard to find a good doctor that actually cares it seems, which is sad. Funny part is that all I could think about was how this was going to put my training back.
Hope everyone is getting some rest.
Everyone is hurtin' !!! Jen, hope you feel better tomorrow. Jay, your Drs office is pretty messed up. I agree that they shouldnt call you FOUR hours before your appt. (My office is dental, but same thing...thats just rude....) Terry, I LOVE the eliptical! I hope you feel better soon too!!!! Nothing for me today, yesterday I only had a quick eliptical session (30 min.) Back to training on Friday....
Take care everyone!!! -A