How did you survive it?
I posted 2 weeks ago when I was hit by a car. It reversed backwards into my legs pinning me between my car and theirs. At first I was relieved I hadn't broken anything and hoped it was all a bit of muscle swelling which would reduce on its own but 2 weeks on and the physio is talking about arthroscopies and cartlidge damage I am now feeling pretty down.
So how did you cope with your time off running whilst injured? How long did it take for you to return to fitness? Anyone had an arthroscopy and can tell me how long it took them to get back to running?
Even a good joke that would make me laugh would be appreciated, am feeling pretty down
Oh lordy...that is terrible! Really hope you get better soon.
An ex had an arthrodoodah for her knee injuries - think it was approx 8 weeks before she was getting back to any sort of training (hockey) and also TA...BUT she made a full recovery.
Please please take it easy - rest. You have been through something very traumatic - your body needs lots of TLC.
Q - Why was the mushroom laughing?
A - Because he was a fungi!
Can I call you "Msth" please? I'm very slow at typing. Sorry.
What's the best cheese to hide a horse with?
I don't know anything about your injuries so I'll just wish you well and hope you get it all sorted soon. I do know about the waiting to get fit for running bit though as have been mostly off due to some kind of fatigue since June 2010. You just have to focus on getting better and try to relax and enjoy yourself. I'm convinced that worry and negative thoughts don't help recuperation times (although equally a good rant occasionally definitely helps!!). Read some good books, watch loads of rubbish telly, eat things that you wouldn't ordinarily as you're too focused on training! Time passes really quickly and before you know it you'll be back to training and looking forward to an event!
A few years ago I couldn't run for 9 months with PF - not only that but I couldn't wear normal shoes anywhere at any time. That's pretty demoralising for a woman.
All I can say is that given the pain I was in most of the time I didn't really wan tto run anyway. I just had to be patient until it went away. When I started running again it didn't take me too long to got back to a reasonable level of fitness - within 2 weeks of resuming I could run 3 miles continuously.
i keep my mind fixed on running in every way i can
i keep my preparation going as normal as we did when we were out here every weekend racing
in a weird way ( i say that incase anyone sees my thinking as weird ) not that it will bother me
i see myself as running even when i'm not, that keeps me phscyologically sharp and mentally strong
ive had my worst 12 months or so ever, only doing a handful of races that we normally do
i suppose my body is that conditioned it takes a lot to make me unfit
- thats only my supposition mind of it ?
Thanks for the jokes guys, they did make me laugh. Good to hear that fitness returned relatively quickly once you were all able to get going again. I am feeling really paranoid that I will go from training for a marathon to couch to 5k by time this is all dealt with.
I see the pysio again tonight and I am hoping that she will tell me I can at least cross train.
Everyone, fingers crossed
What an idiot, how can anyone reverse into somone like that ?
I had a stress fracture once and I really couldn't run for about 3 months, it came on after a race that had a lot of downhill, I thrashed myself down it but it really hammered me. I tried to run but it just wasn't going to happen, the pain made me wince but there was no pain when I didn't run.
On another occasion I fell off my bike and went to the fracture clinic, when the guy had a look at my wrist , he said "Oi Oi what's the crack here then ? ", I thought it was so funny !
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