Injuries galore

I’ve spent a lot of time injured this last year. I’ve always sort of prided myself on being pretty healthy physically, and this year has really been a challenge as I’ve tried to get off the couch and get more fit. And now I add a shoulder injury to the mix. I fell and sprained/strained my shoulder at work and am having to do physical therapy in order to help it get back in shape.

One good thing that’s come from this is that I’ve looked into physical therapy and discovered that in Indiana you do not have to have a doctor’s referral in order to see a physical therapist. This is what I am pretty certain I need for my leg. I still cannot run, and the ache is still in the same place and only flares up when I try to run. So, I talked to the people at Fast Track Physical Therapy and I will be going for a consultation/initial appointment on Friday. I am looking forward to this. I am so tired of just sitting and waiting to get better, and being unsure what I should do, all the while fearing that I’m going to lose all the progress I’ve made these last few months on strengthening my body. I am now stronger than I probably ever have been, and I don’t want to lose it.

2018 Goals

So, as 2017 begins to draw to a close, there were many achieved goals, and some that I failed to achieve. I was unable to run either the Ft. Ben 5k or the Monumental Half Marathon due to the injury I sustained during the Women’s Half Marathon. That was a huge disappointment, as those were the races I was really aiming to finish. However, I have continued to work out and try and improve my health and fitness. November brings to an end my six months of personal training. I am hoping to start December, or perhaps the new year, with a running coach in an effort to improve my fitness and stay injury-free. Races for 2018 that I am already signed up for are the 500 Festival Miler Series (3, 6, and 10 mile races) and both the 500 Festival 5k and Mini Marathon in May. A race that I am considering as a sort of training race is the Carmel Half Marathon in April. And then later in the year, again, I hope to do both the Ft Ben and Monumental Hal Marathons. That is my goal.