1 Month

I have wonderful news. The new sports doc I visited yesterday says he can have me running again in about a month. Woohoo! I’ll briefly explain the appointment and because I have no pics from the doc’s office (it’d be odd if I did), here are breakfast pics instead. Who doesn’t love breakfast???

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Wednesday's Breakfast: Tree Hugger Smoothie

I told him my issues in detail and he first wanted x-rays. No hip fracture – hurray! Then he moved my legs around to see what hurt. For one or two test movements, I was supposed to push my leg against his hand, and he laughed at how week my hips were. Whoops!

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Sunday's Strawberry Pancakes with Strawberry Compote

Then he diagnosed the problem, which isn’t news to me: inflammation of the bursa (sacks in your hips), IT band strain, and possible hip muscle tear or strain as well. Then he stretched me out a bit. Believe me when I say it’s awkward having a male stranger stretching out your hips on an examination table. I must say, it worked well though. We stretched hip muscles I didn’t know existed.

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So Exciting - My 1st Time Cooking Pancakes

Then there was a vibration thingy and then electric therapy. Electronic sensors put on my hips that felt like little pins and needles. It is used to bring blood flow to the area. I guess it’s similar to the ultrasound I once got on my knee for the same reason.

So there ya have it. Of course, with this news I’ve already looked up races. (I think I’m addicted.) I want to try the Race to the Bar 10k at Natty Greene’s Brewing in September. I like North Carolina beer. I like running. Runners get two beers after the race. Is this not perfect for me???

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Got any races or other fitness-related events on your calendar?

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18 Responses to 1 Month

  1. Alex says:

    That’s great news! So happy for you! :)

  2. You’ve NEVER had pancakes before?! Oh girl you have been missing out!!!! I can’t believe your parents never made them for you when you were little!!!

    • Tiff says:

      Ahhh, I should have specified. This was my 1st time *cooking* pancakes. I was always scared they’d stick and burn.

  3. What great news! I can imagine that was awkward indeed, but hooray that you can start again :)

  4. Yay for no fractures! And that’s great that you’ll be back to it in a month! Congrats! :)

  5. YAY great news!!!!

    I need to look up some races and sign up soon!

  6. So jealous, I want to find a race with beer involved :) Yay for him figuring out what’s going on! So exciting that you will be back at it in a month!

  7. Yay! That sounds like a fun race to get you back in the game. Running+beer= a good time!

  8. Congrats!!! That is wonderful news :D

  9. that’s great news!! wishing you all the best & a super speedy recovery! BTW the strawberry pancakes/compote looks amazing! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

  10. Your FIRST pancake?! Wahhht? You have been missing out!

    I wish I had some cool race or something…not much over here where I live. But I need to find a trail or something. Need to get some outdoor runs in!

  11. Brittany says:

    YAHOO BEST NEWS EVER!! Congratulations and great job on taking it easy and LISTENING to the doctor. They aren’t always right, but this time I am sure taking it easy is what you needed. Sunday I am running a 5 mile race and my Manfriend is running the half marathon associated with the same race! YAHOO!

  12. That’s great news! I’m so excited for you that you get to run again soon. :D

    I haven’t signed up for any races yet – I need to get on that!

  13. Are you doing physical therapy?

  14. beer + running = winning

    And woohoo, countdown to one month!

  15. Hooray! I’ve done the electro-therapy thing before for my ankles and it helped. I got to the Dr. next week. *fingers crossed*

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