I am ready to TRAIN my body.
I am done with ABUSING my body.
I now know the difference! ha!
Just got back from the orthopedic doc and here is my recipe to kick tendinitis to kingdom come:
- Stretch before and after each workout (lifting OR running)
- Stretch again. Because I am now so tight, I have to stretch before bed and first thing in the morning for the next 3-4 weeks
- Physical Therapy – to build a “base” before I can start building in my training (and then not increase load/force/reps/distance more than 10% each week)
- Calm the swelling – with [heavy duty] anti-inflammatory
I can’t wait to incorporate 4:00am runs! I see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Now I am really glad I contacted the irunnerblog.com team and didn’t just try to deal with this on my own. I get so leery about taking advice from people unless they’ve BEEN there and know what it feels like to HAVE to run/train. They are easy to listen to because I can trust that they understand the athlete personality…ME!
I’m ready to kick this! PT here I come!
Question: @irunnerblog my running injuries are coming back to haunt me! Tendinitis flaring up. Any recov tips for tendinitis? (http://wp.me/pHJ1m-gF)
Below is the response from Marisa, hope it helps!
Yes, its called stop running so much, and get it treated. [Tendinitis] is your body’s way of telling you that you can’t get away with it anymore! Too tight, too tired, too many miles and the health of the tissue is in jeopardy!
Unfortunately, that’s the real deal! If it keeps coming up you aren’t addressing it. You can’t just treat it a bit when hurts, its like taking antibiotics until the jar is done…you have to do a full course of treatment so it goes away for good, and run less so it heals!
It usually means you are doing more than you should 😦
// It’s true. I have never finished a therapy course all the way to the end. I stop when I feel improvement and “do it on my own”. I have recovered from this before and I can do it again, but this time I will do it with due diligence. I will actually create a time plan with routines to strengthen my tendons. I’ll even call the ortho and talk to a therapist about routines. I’m ready to kick this thing for good! Thanks irunnerblog team!