Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Instincts Correct

So I have been having this tightening pain in my hips when I run further than 6 miles in the cold. So my doctor sent me to a "sports" doctor. They took an x ray, x ray showed no bone problems, so the doctor sent me to physical therapy. The physical therapist was kinda pissy to me. When I told her I have no daily pain, just when I run further than 6 miles, she rolled her eyes and said, "Ugh. One of those."

I always felt like I never wanted to get any help with my running aches and pains because I have always been able to run about 4 miles pain free. I was embarrassed and felt like I was definitely wasting her time.

BUT I want to run pain free for longer distances than 6 miles!!!!

She gave me some stretches to try while running and then some I am to do three times of day. I have been doing them probably twice a day. I don't run more than four a day usually so I wont know whether they make a difference till the weekend.

Oh yeah, she said I also have to take two rest days instead of one. Yeah right.


Wes said...

Definitely need to find a PT that "gets" you! Check this out!

robtherunner said...

2 rest days is good. Thanks for the offer on the fuel goodies. Are they available elsewhere? If so, I'd love to try them out and see if I can find them in the area. Always looking for good fuel sources besides GU.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

MD's like that need a punch in the mouth.

They forget that YOU hired THEM.

I hate doctors.