ms. brightside

Monday, September 06, 2010

Having adductor tendonitis is not so bad. True, I haven't run in a week. And I cried last Friday morning because I was in so much pain that I could barely walk (also, I was bloated and PMS-ing and I felt like every pair of pants I put on made me look like I had a muffin top). And my physical therapist said I should only be wearing my running shoes, and although I love my LunarGlides so very, very much, they aren't exactly work-appropriate.

And while all of this is sort of demoralizing, I swear there is an upside. For instance, because I did not go on the 18-mile training run that was scheduled for this weekend, I was able to:
  • Drink. Yes, that's right. I haven't had more than one drink with dinner in who knows how long. And on Saturday, we went to a barbecue and I had two Bellinis (with fresh peaches, which was even more awesome) and a glass of zin. Also, I just now opened up the bottle of Roederer L'Ermitage 2000 Brut I've had in the wine fridge for more than two years now.
  • Stay up past 9 p.m. We had date night last night! We painted still-lifes of food! (Mine was really bad, but that's another story.) We watched a movie! We ate pierogies! We drank Pinotage! And I didn't have to wake up at 5 a.m. this morning to run!
  • Shamelessly bake cookies that contain almost two sticks of butter. (And let me add that I did this at 10 p.m.)
  • Work on strengthening my upper body. I went swimming twice. And loved it. I'm not great at it, but every time I do it, I feel more comfortable. (Yes, folks, there could be a triathlon in my future.) I also took two vinyasa classes and did a lot of chaturangas. (This morning's class was extra-awesome. My teacher is also a runner, and when I told her about my injury, she geared a pretty large portion of the class toward inner thigh work. It felt wonderful.)
Hopefully I will be running again soon (I'm feeling better and better -- the yoga has helped tremendously), but in the meantime, this is actually not too bad of a break.

I just have to remind myself not to eat all of the cookies.


derricktsang said...

Yay! So happy for you (& Todd!)! Running will be there for you later once your lower half gets better :)

Michaela said...

Thanks, Derrick! I may test out the leg tomorrow and go for a 1- to 2-miler. We'll see. Maybe I can get Todd to go with me!

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