It has been several months since I have been able to run. I wasn’t able to bike at all in May either. If I add up all the swimming I started to do in the last week or so, it would probably equal about a mile and a half.
To say I’m depressed that I can’t run would be an understatement. I am really trying to stay positive, but that is proving to be quite challenging. I am looking forward to this opportunity to learn how to swim. I’ve been saying for the past year that I wanted to learn to swim so that I could do a triathlon. The injury has forced me to invest the time into learning that I probably wouldn’t have done otherwise.
It has also given me the chance to volunteer. Which is what I did last Saturday at a local race. I worked the food station; getting there early to portion out pretzels into individual bags. Then I cheered on several of my friends who were participating in the event. Although, I’ll be honest, when the starting gun went off for the 10 mile race, I had to fight back tears.
I have my next doctor’s appointment, with the pain management doctor, on June 10th. I am hoping for a cortisone injection or some other type of pain relief. My fear is that I may have to have surgery.
The longer I progress without any relief, the less likely it is that I will be able to run the marathons I have planned for the fall. I am still helping Tim train for his first marathon. I am holding on to a shred of hope that I will be able to run it with him.
Upcoming Races: In the meantime, Jaden has another 5K this coming weekend. He is going to run a local race, which means that he will have run triple the number of races that either Tim or I have run.
I don’t look that happy when I’m swimming.
Here’s hoping June is a better month. How was your May?