April 11, 2008
What's goin ahn
The week has been unusually busy. At work I covered for someone who's out on vacation, which made for some pretty long days. And I'm still not running, and xtraining takes a lot more time! I refuse to bike in the dark, so mornings I ride as long as I can after sunup, and then evenings I ride until sundown. I think when all is said and done I'll have over 100 miles of bike this week.
I think I may have mentioned I'm on a tri relay team that meets up once a year to do this big local triathlon (actually it's a medium-sized national tri, too). Last week, I emailed the team warning them I was injured and may not be able to run this year. The swimmer on the team is a chiropractor, and he offered to examine/xray/assess me to see if there was anything he could help. I saw him this week, and he found no fractures on the xray (of course, they never show up there) but did find some interesting anomalies: short R leg, high/rotated L hip, spine lists a good bit to the left, tight hip flexors (duh), weak extensors on left, L SI joint doesn't function very well. Btw, just about everyone has a short leg, but usually about a quarter-inch, not a whole inch like mine.
So anyway he adjusted me and prescribed interferential therapy, which is very interesting if you are into kinesiology at all. And he wants me to come 3x/week, and he insists on treating me for free until raceday, which is 2 weeks from Sunday. So I'll give it a go.
Meanwhile, my hip wobbles between 80-92% painfree and seems to have reached a plateau. I haven't run - well, I ran a few steps from the front of the house to the back - but I will give it a shot tomorrow. I fully expect some more soreness, but if it's not much worse than it is right now, I can live with that. The race is only 10k, after all.
Posted by joe positive at April 11, 2008 6:42 PM
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