Of course, the irony of having a busy last week is that I wasn't able to post any updates on my training or how my leg was feeling. I really need to blog more so that my ups and downs of injury recovery aren't back to back. One post I'm singing: "YAY I'M HEALED!" where in the next post a week later I'm moping around saying "CRAP I"M STILL HURT". If you want the happy post, check it out here or below. This post is going to be more on the Debbie Downer side.
Back when I was coaching and one of my athletes was significantly injured, I would always remind them of a saying I loved: "Recovery isn't linear. It will not go in a straight line from injured to healed, instead you'll have lots of setbacks and surges forward before you're 100%". Rarely do people wake up from a coma like they were slapped on the ass unexpectedly like on TV and rarely do injuries heal like we want. Over the past week my knee has creaked and my hamstring had groaned. Pointing to the obvious fact that I am no where near as healed as I thought last weekend.
where I was 2 months ago with a sore knee/hamstring and nothing else to show for it. Poor Laura had to listen to me rant about it for 30 minutes this morning. Dating me is so glamorous.
So, it is back to the drawing board on my recovery. Doctor Google says that I might have a torn meniscus or maybe brain cancer that has spread to my knee, so it is probably time to bite the bullet and go to my normal sports medicine doc and get an MRI. I really hate to spend even more money, but my normal Rx of "not running" doesn't seem to be working at all.
So, more of the same is in store for me for the time being. By that I mean no running. As Sean said on twitter last week "The Boring Cyclist doesn't quite have the same ring to it" which I 100% agree with. So, I'll do everything within my power to get back to form. Until then, I'll be in this valley, keeping a lookout for the next peak to climb.