Friday, October 5, 2012

I've Been Sidelined

For those of you that didn't see me on Facebook or Instagram last night, the run did not go well.  When the tingles started at right around mile one I was pretty much in tears....not so much out of pain, but out of frustration.  But push on I did.  I ran for 35 minutes straight completed two miles and FINISHED the Couch Potato to 5K training program.  I could look at it two ways: 1) FAILURE because I am obviously not yet able to complete a 5K or 2) SUCCESS because nine weeks ago I could not even run a quarter of a mile.  I am going to go with the "glass is half full" approach and say SUCCESS!  To go from not being able to run to two miles (albeit slow) is nothing to sneeze about.

Last night after more internet research and feeback from friends on both FB and Instagram (yep, I'm talking about you Kristen, Judy and Donni) I started to think that maybe I was having some nerve issues and perhaps it wasn't the shoes after all.  My back was seriously sore when I got home and when I tried to get out of bed this morning well, IT WAS NOT PRETTY!

It was strongly recommended that I see a this morning that is where I headed.  I have never been to a chiropractor before and wasn't sure what to expect.  The noises that my back and hips made freaked me out AND it really kinda hurt.  But for not crying like a girl being brave I was rewarded with light heat and then a cold compress on my back while lying on this fantabulous massaging table.  I have been warned that I will be sore tomorrow, but the funniest doc alive is pretty darn confident that he can make me right again.  I have to go back on Monday and I have been sidelined from running until I am at least 70% better.

Where does that leave me as far as the October 27th 5K?  Well,  I am not giving up or accepting defeat at this point...I have worked way too hard for that.    I am going to rest as the good doc prescribed and keep my fingers crossed that by the end of next week I am cleared to give it a go.  I will do the race regardless...whether it is the 5K that I envisioned remains to be seen.  Thank you to each and every one of you that has given me great advice, cheered me on and motivated me when I just wanted to give up.  In the words of the very awesome Cyn Knight at The Chunky Goddess, "You ROCK balls!!!!"  Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I am so sorry! I know it is frustrating but I'm so proud of you for not giving up! You have come so far!!! Yes, take a little break and see what happens. Glad you went and saw someone about it!

  2. Congratulations on finishing the 5k program! That is awesome!! I'm sorry about being sidelined. I'm glad you were able to see the doctor so quickly though. I hope you are ready to run by the 5k - 3 weeks is a lot of time to get to 70%, you can do it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :)

  3. yayyyy for finishing c25k! as someone who just finished week 3 i KNOW how hard ya worked for it!! you DO rock balls & no matter how slow your pace (hell walk that 5k if ya gotta) you are still running circles around at least half the nation and especially that girl you were 9 weeks ago!!!


  4. Sorry you've been sidelined, but I am very proud of you for sticking with it!

  5. Julie! You should be very proud of yourself!! I'm sorry that you are hurting, but what success you have had so far! I'm proud of you!

    1. Thank you so much, Kayce! You have no idea how much your supportive words help. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  6. Hope that the chiropractor helps and I will be praying for you!!!!

  7. I'm so happy that there is still hope!! Does that make sense? Haha! Look at it this way, you're still passing everybody who's sitting on the couch, and that's A LOT of freaking people! Awesome job!


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