Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Workout fail and S.I. problems

Because of the potential stormy weather coming in from the south because of Isaac, I ran this mornings workout with the team. Sunday and Monday I just ran easy and I figured I was on a short road of recovery.

Tuesday morning I had an expectation that I would wake up with some extra pop in my legs.

I didn't.

Tuesday morning I woke up at 2:30am to an almost two year old screaming at the top of her lungs for her "V-I-D-E-O". Unfortunately for her, she did not get it...and unfortunately for Houston and I, we didn't get what we wanted either.. which was sleep.

Warming up this morning my legs felt strange. I quickly discovered why when we jumped into the middle portion of the workout (3 miles at goal HM pace for me) and my hip locked up. Damn.

Today made it clear that the less than stellar workouts and the leg cramping is officially S.I problems on the rebound. Starting immediately I will be back in physical therapy trying to get everything back in place. I know this is something that I will continue to battle all my life...but its extremely frustrating when it decides to make a come back. Still I've now had 4 sessions that have been consistent with the symptoms.

This is the body I am given and I will need to take care of it. P.T., exercises, and massage did the trick last time. I've already got a 1 hour session with Jack tomorrow afternoon and I have requested a referral from my doctor to return to therapy.

I will follow the exact game plan and hope that it will clear up quickly. If not, I will find another marathon at a later date. Great thing about making your own schedule, you can easily adjust!

AM: 25 min w/u, 400@79, 800@2:37, 3 miles @fast tempo (goal of 5:50)
5:46, 5:57(locked up), 6:09, dropped out. 1/2 mile jog to the car.

Here we go.


L.A. Runner said...

Ugh, sorry to hear this. I completely dislocated my SI joint in 2002, and it was excruciating! The rehab was no walk in the park either; so happy thoughts be with you.

Isn't it weird how we can run so strong for weeks on end and then out of nowhere- BAM- a slamming halt?

Chin up, dear! You'll be back running happy before you know it!

Damie said...

Hey Megan! I am a friend of Loren's, and I haven't read your blog in a while, but MAN! You are crushing it as a new mom! So excited for you, and so inspiring to see all of these new PRs!!!!!!! Love it!

Lize Brittin said...

I hope you can get on top of that and feel better soon. It sounds like you know what to do to get back on track. Sending you vibes for super fast healing!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Hello M! checking in this morning in hopes that you would be in Tupelo. Sorry to read about the S.I problems.

in addition to massage, and PT, maybe, try to find a good yoga teacher.

hope you are back to 100% quickly!