Friday, December 31, 2010

Bad timing

The initial diagnosis for my dodgy left leg is ITB syndrome, and most likely some issues with my glutes as well. I didn't actually have any physio on those areas yesterday though. Long story, but my neck, shoulder and forearm problems are all overuse injuries related to my desk job, so treatment is being covered by worker's comp. I was in desperate need of some work on my neck yesterday, and there just wasn't time to muck around with my leg as well. Besides, I really can't jam them both into a session that's being paid for under compo.

So I'm ordered to spend the next week getting up close and personal with my foam roller and tennis ball, and we'll see how things are at my next physio visit. If need be, I'll schedule some extra sessions at my own cost - I need this fixed!

Today's workout was a looooong session on the floor with abovementioned torture instruments. I also did some glute activation work and gave my thoracic region a bonus going-over while I was at it. Then I jumped on the spin bike for some cardio. Turns out that I can handle moderate speed and resistance, but as soon as I add some load or pace (or get clever and try to do some one-legged drills), my left knee starts complaining quite loudly. Dammit.

In summary, I can't run or do any high-impact stuff, stairs are out of the question, I'm unable to do anything much in the way of leg training and apparently I can't really cycle either. I guess that leaves me with upper body, walking and some pilates-type activities. Or plodding on the spin bike. I suppose I can always stick a DVD on and grind my way through that.

The timing sucks big ones. I'm on holidays, so have plenty of time to train, and Bike Boy is busy upgrading my road bike, so it'll be extra schmick. *cries* I want to be outdoors on my new and improved ride...

7 comments:

Sara said...

YOU need a spiky butt ball. Also makes for very interesting blog posts. Purple ones are best, I find.

Debstar said...

Oh Kek, you've had an absolute shocker this year. I would prescribe that you give up work, stop exercising and have more sex instead. hehehe.
Wishing you a problem free New Year. Have a happy one.

linda said...

Swim! Swim! Swim! Yeah- I know I hate it too! Injuries really suck big time don't they?
Hope it responds really quickly

Magda said...

Oh Kek I feel for you. The mind is keen but the body won't cooperate. Damn those bits that don't work like they should

Kek said...

Sara - got a spiky butt ball, but it's green. I'm sure it still works...

Deb - I like the way you think. Only, I still want to be able to train. Hmm.

Linda - Swimming requires a pool, ocean, river or lake. Don't have any of those handy. Well, there is a river, but not really swimmable.

Magda - I'll triumph in the end! I will NOT be beaten.

LizN said...

Hope you're feeling on top of things again shortly xox

Charlotte Orr said...

Bugger! Hope things come right for you quickly. Happy new year!

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