I’ve gone back and forth with “I have so much to update you on!” to “Meh, nothing new to write home about.” This constant up and down feeling with my recovery along with the fact that wedding planning has started to consume a majority of my time and energy, has now left me with frantically typing up my first post of the year on the last day of January.
My knee got cupped for the first time at PT today! (It kind of hurt).
Yes, I’m still going to PT but this was my first visit of the new year.
Basically, I have been keeping up with my PT exercises (more or less) and have been doing 20-25 minutes of slow running anywhere from two to four times a week. Some runs are better than others. (I did go on one 34-minute run which ended a bit painful).
So, my threshold is running no more than 25-ish minutes for now.
Oh, and remember how I fainted and fell last November? (No?!) Well, I hit my arm (inner elbow area) and at the time it didn’t hurt (after the bruises went away). But, “suddenly” now this month I am experiencing soreness and minor pain in the elbow area when I do certain actions like carry a basket of groceries or have my arm bent for an extended period of time. I went to the doctor just as a precaution and the doctor suggested I wear an arm brace (just below where the pain is) and come back in two weeks. The brace seems to help with the soreness (but is it just in my mind?!)
Needless to say when I walked into PT today, my physical therapist jokingly asked me if I was there to see him for my knee or my arm.
“My knee!” I said. “I don’t care about my arm!”
I just want to get back to fully running … I can do that without a fully functioning elbow, right? 🙂