It’s confession time. I haven’t run a step since Sunday. I can’t even walk a pain-free step. I did something to my right thigh during RnR St. Louis. I don’t know what or when, but I first mentioned it at brunch a couple of hours after the race. I just remember mentioning, “Man, I think I strained my quad.” Well, it only got worse as the day went on. I’ve been RICEing like a good little runner, but yesterday, three days post race, it was at its worst. I’ve been trying to do things to figure out if it’s muscular or skeletal, and I really think it’s muscular, but hell I’m no doctor. I’m being smart, though, and resting. I’m not trying to run through any pain. But really, it’s not like I COULD run through that kind of pain.
I have an appointment with my sports doc next Wednesday afternoon, and I’ve decided I want to try a more nontraditional approach as well. I have an appointment for a consult with an acupuncturist tomorrow with a treatment to immediately follow if she feels it’s something she can help me with. I’ve never been to an acupuncturist before, but I’ve heard amazing success stories. I hope I can be one of them. I have this little marathon thing coming up in…. oooooohhhhh…. 36 days.