Today, I finally started physical therapy for the nagging knee injury that started way back in January. No, not this January, last January, as in 2013. Yep. I’m a procrastinator. The honest to goodness truth is I thought I could just rest it out. Take a break from running and it would be no more, but it just so happened I was in the middle of marathon training. I did rest it from running. I did the whole aqua jogging thing. I rode the bike for hours at the gym. You know what I didn’t do? Strength train. That’s the one thing I held back from my body while tearing it down to run 26.2.
Back to physical therapy, from my MRI scan last month I learned that I had a medial hamstring strain and a posterior capsular sprain. So, basically, I’ve had a pulled hamstring for over a year. It has never healed because I haven’t properly taken care of it or had it treated.
I was so happy leaving that place because the doctor was so nice and she understood what I told her when I explained, “the back of my knee feels like a rubber band pulled taunt that gets plucked when I run.” I have no other way to explain the feeling but that’s what it was. She asked me a few questions about it and I was confident that she just knew.
I can’t express the relief that I am feeling right now. I am not getting my hopes up yet. It was only my first session and I’m not running yet, but it’s coming! I cannot wait. Spring is here. I’m ready to run.
And, there’s this…maybe I need more time at the ocean 😉