I've been feeling pretty sorry for myself for the past couple weeks. After logging 27 miles one week and feeling like I was gaining on my stamina, I was plagued with soreness in my hips, back and feet. I kept thinking that maybe age was creeping up on me and that this wasn't such a good idea after all.
Instead of throwing in the towel, I've seen some medical professionals. I'm having orthotics made for my very flat feet - which should help a lot of the other problems.
After several unsuccessful chiropractic trips, I went to my massage therapist, Trish Zennie http://bodyworklagrande.com/. We concurred (intuitively) that it seems as if my pelvis is twisted. I went to Mountain Valley Therapy http://www.mountainvalleytherapy.biz/ to visit my buddy, David Ebel, and he agreed. I have both a tilt and a twist in my pelvis, rendering my right leg to about 20% efficiency, and my left about 50%. While I was feeling that this was really bad news, David was really optimistic for me. He feels that this is perfect timing - with the marathon 6 months away. He says I will feel as if I have wings on my feet, once my efficiency is 100% in both legs. I can live with this outcome!
|Sure wish I looked like that in a suit!|
So - I'm grounded to the pool or the eliptical for a bit. I just ordered a couple of suits on line - I'll keep you posted on how that turns out. Trying on swim suits is such a humiliation that I prefer the privacy of my own home. No matter how big they SAY they are, I always feel like I'm trying to fight my way back into the womb! If all else fails - I'll wear a jog bra and shorts. I'll do some pool running, yoga, and eliptical and see how it goes.
Meanwhile...Lilly thinks I'm cheating on her.