Stalemate

I was actually just goofing off in this picture but currently I want to yell in frustration. Just a bit. This pic sort of looks like I’m yelling so I’m using it.

For the past two weeks it’s been raining and if it wasn’t raining, it was terribly windy outside.

Yesterday it was both along with being cold.

Cue the grumbling, foot stomping, and general melodramatic complaining.

All of this is preventing me from getting runs in which means my mileage isn’t increasing but staying at 2.5

This sister is ready for some more mileage, thanks so much.

At my last check-in with physical therapy, I asked about how much longer I needed to keep coming.  I’ve been doing PT for over 8 weeks now and frankly I’m ready to move on from it.

The therapist told me that I wasn’t to be let go until they get me to running 5 miles comfortably and with no pain afterwards.

Did I mention that I’m currently at 2.5?  And have been stuck there for a couple of weeks now?

Right.

So I just need to vent about it for a bit.  While I try and keep things positive on here because no one likes a Debbie Downer, I also try to be realistic.

There are ups and downs to training and exercising.

Getting injured is a down.

Starting to run again is an up!

Being stuck at the same mileage for weeks because the weather has been crap is a down.

Today is the first sunny day we’ve seen in a long time.  The boxer and I refuse to get out of it and have been sitting in it since we got up this morning!

The weather forecast is supposed to be amazing for this week and upcoming weekend.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can get some runs in and finally see that mileage move up.

5 thoughts on “Stalemate

  1. Andrea,

    I am sorry! I know how frustrated you must be. I am praying that the weather cooperates & you can get some runs in. How much are you increasing at a time? Hang in there. I know that probably doesn’t make you feel any better, but know I am thinking about you & rooting for you.

    ((HUGS))

    Kim

  2. Sounds like yelling in frustration would be a reasonable response to what’s been going on with the weather and with your recovery! As much as I love getting all that personal attention from physical therapists, it’s frustrating to spend so much time preparing instead of just DOING.

    Fingers crossed for you.

  3. hang in there! i HATE going through periods of injury but as runners i unfortunately think we always will! i must say, 2 years ago my PT could NOT do anything else for me…i was stronger and spending TONS of time with him and was also at a stalemate. finally he let me go because he didn’t know what else to do…a few months after that i was suddenly better! prob a freak thing but thought it was worth mentioning!

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