Yesterday I had an appt with this amazing Sports Dr – Dr Jan Harvey. She’s supposed to be like the “bees knees” of all the sports docs in the area <—– did I just type bees knees? She really was, but I’ll get to that.
First here’s a completely unrelated explanation of the bees knees purely for your enjoyment.
Next, I have to thank yet another random stranger for getting me to my appt. Ya, that’s right when I stopped to ask for directions I would’ve never guess that a kind university employee would offer to get in my car and personally direct us to where I needed to be in less than 2 mins. (don’t worry guys one day I’ll be an ultimate blogger and snap random photos of these events)
I told him I’d pay the favour forward. He was awesome. I would’ve NEVER found where I needed to go without him – THANK YOU!
*it should be noted that I don’t let crazy strangers into my car but this guy was so nice and it helped that he looked (and sounded) like Richard Gere, something about those accents, gets me every time*
Anyway once at the dr’s I had some other doctor guy and a med student examine me. He scolded me for not stretching – something Elle can assure him I used to do A LOT of but when you have an injury you know nothing about you don’t want to pull anything, so I’ve been slacking.
Then I got to meet Dr. Harvey. You know you’ve chosen the right Doctor when she says things like “Oh, I ran Around the Bay this weekend too” she finished in 3:45. YOU GO GIRL! and when I told her I had not run for 2 weeks just so I could race, she replied “well, you’re a runner, that’s what runners do” <———– that’s when you’ve found someone that is going to look after you.
There’s still no diagnosis but I have to have a bone scan on April 10th to rule out a stress fracture. To be honest I prefer this to that ink injection MRI. She said once those results come back we’ll go from there.
As for right now – she told me ABSOLUTELY NO RUNNING (see it’s a good thing I waited till after the race) and that apparently I’m allowed to swim, bike and do whatever else I want (the exact opposite of what this guy told me) as long as it’s not hurting me, obviously. I can’t do anything that jars the area, so no more squat jumps or mountain climbers
I am just happy to know that we’re getting somewhere and that I may find out answers soon! I am not going to fret over the possibility of a stress fracture or anything else because I think it’s pointless to waste energy worrying about the “what ifs” – so for now it’s back to all my hardcore strength training and following through with my “mad abs march”
at least I got to race ….with spatulas no less!
ya, I wore my finisher’s medal to work again 😉 it’s kinda my thing.
I am absolutely LOVING all the photos that are trickling in you guys are amazing and I am so happy to have all these “running with spatulas” shots! I can’t wait to make a huge collage of them all.
KEEP THEM COMING!!!!
1. have you ever had a random stranger get into your car??
I believe this is my first time but I’m so friendly and trusting of people, you never know. I have yet to pick up a hitchhiker. It’s on the bucket list.
2. have you ever had a bone scan?? stress fracture??
3. any weird sayings that you say on a regular basis I should know about??
Lyndsey just told me she said she was “over the moon” which made me laugh. I probably say a lot of random and weird sayings but I can’t think of anything cool off the top of my head.