I know the vast majority of you all could care less, but for my fellow Floridians, I just had to share!
I have a feeling many of you who have visited Florida, or have friends from that oh so sunny state have experienced the lore of the glory that is number 2, the Publix Sub.
These babies are LEGENDARY and as someone who doesn’t even like subs that much, I am here to tell you, they live up to their esteemed reputation. I will warn you, when you stop for a Publix Sub on your next trip to Disney world or spring break extravaganza, you might not be able to eat a sub made by anyone else ever again!
Back on track
Monday I visited the Orthopedic who treats the the NC State sports programs, Carolina Ballet, and Hurricanes hockey team regarding my knee pain.
After everything I went through with my stress fracture, I approached this pain in a pretty no BS way. I wanted the best doctor, a firm answer, and conservative action items. I was very impressed by how willing the doctor was to listen to me and my endless ramblings about the past year’s injuries, thorough descriptions of my pain and its onset, and my hesitations about treatment.
He said he believes it to be Quadriceps Tendinosis, basically, a treatable, digestible, temporary condition!
The clinic I visited has a world class rehab facility with superb PTs. Unfortunately, since I work in a different town, I will not be able to get my treatment there.
Instead, I will be visiting a more local PT who I am sure will be fantastic and taking an anti-inflammatory.
As far as working out goes, here’s the great news, as soon as the pain subsides, I can work running back in, wohooo! I had a major “Doiii” moment when I asked about rolling my quad with my Stick.
Usually, anytime we runners feel the onset of muscular discomfort, we attack the area with major rolling sessions. My doctor advised me against this as rolling out the muscles prevent them from healing….doi! Why in the world did this not occur to me. It makes me question the frequency with which we roll out our muscles, are we allowing them sufficient time to heal post exercise?
Any Exercise physiologists out there who can provide some perspective?
A Look Inside: Follow Up
In my last post, I reflected on how long it has been since I was genuinely outside of my comfort zone much less scared! Granted, I enjoy pushing myself so it takes a bit more for me to reach that level of discomfort, but that is no excuse.
I have made a decision that gives me the flexibility to do something I have been wanting to do for months now but due to uncertainty in my geography was putting off.
Move #1 may not get me all the way there, but it is a step in the right direction. I am going to take the leap and apply for membership to a community service organization I have been passionate about since childhood! Volunteering should not be something to scare anyone, but rejection, now THAT is a legitimate fear. At the end of the day, I have the passion, and I have the history, if someone wants more than that,well hey, I am always open to growth .
Yippeee for short weeks, I cannot believe it’s almost Friday! Enjoy your evening!
Are you a serial roller?
What tangible actions have you taken in your life lately to make forward progress? I’d love, love, love to hear!