Oh, how I love metaphors. And puns. Get ready for the “a lady is nothing without her curve(d) s(pine)!”
But hell, it kind of sucks, really. But, I ran again yesterday. Did 8 one minute reps with one minute of steady walking in between. All felt good, although it did hurt a bit after I had stopped. Nonetheless, with some stretching and after a good night’s rest, all is fine again, to be fair.
At the moment it seems as if things only -really- hurt after a massage/torture treatment, which makes me wonder whether I should continue doing them. It’s been a week now since my last treatment, and the pain lasted for about 4 days after, pain which was a lot worse than it was before the treatment. But then again, perhaps it is all part of the progress, and in the end I will be thankful for going through that extra bit of pain if that means that I can go without pain for a longer period of time in between treatments.
It’s difficult: I’ve tried so many different things, it’s like the blister problem; everyone recommends something else you should do or try, and everything seems to help a bit/for a while, but in the end, I am the only one who can feel what my body tells me to do.
So, I will continue the treatments for a while, to see if the periods of pain free come quicker and last longer. I’ll continue my core strengthening exercises, which I do on a daily basis for about 30 minutes a day, I’ll continue stretching, and I’ll continue to get back running. It’s the only thing I can do.
2016 will come with two goals: finish my thesis and become a Dr and get back running properly. I think those two goals will keep me more than busy ;)
So where’s that chapter I need to revise?