Monday, 12 May 2008

The five most dangerous words in the English language

Maybe It Will Go Away.

I looked back at this blog and my other blog and I have been complaining of hip pain since February.  Did I go to the doctor then?  No.  Why not?  Because I was afraid he would tell me to stop running.

I was in desperate pain today, enough pain to go to the doctor.  And what did he tell me?  To stop running until I get the pain calmed down.  I have sciatica.  I am scheduled for the first open appointment they had at physical therapy - May 21.  

My doc was hopeful that I can get it under control in time for the race.  Then we talked about races, I told him my reasons for going to Anchorage.... sea level, and an 8 hour time limit.  He liked that idea himself and said he might train for a marathon.  He said the farthest he has ever run was 15k.  I, of course, encouraged him to go for it.  

So the Colfax is definitely out.  I might just volunteer at the race - that way I could still meet Jess!  I will try to get in the pool at least to keep a certain level of fitness going.... then I hope to be able to run in a week and a half.  Sheesh.  I think I will still be able to run a half on June 21.  


Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sorry that the Colfax is out for you. But I do think running with an injury is a bad idea. Let it heal. I hope PT helps you - it has always done wonders for me.

J~Mom said...

I think swimming will do wonders. It always helps my whole body to feel better.

Marcy said...

I agree with Lisa (Java) Swimming could be good! I'm sorry to hear that Colfax is out :-( Hopefully you'll heal up real quick :-)

Running Knitter said...

Hope PT helps you and you're back on track soon!

Kevin said...

Swimming is a great idea. Hopefully PT will fix you up quickly

Adam said...

Too bad about the injury. I hope you recover quickly. Last year I had surgury that made me miss the country music half marathon in Nashville, but just moved my goal to the Memphis Half and did ok.

You can do it.

Joe said...

Sciatica...bummer...glad you can still swim, that will help.

Persevere,'ll still get there!!