I think I am in love! I love my new chiropractor. I got another adjustment today and I feel great. Today I after I was adjusted she did some muscle work on my strained calf. OMG.....it was the WORST pain I have ever had in my life!!!! I think I actually blacked out. She said that I have a pretty bad muscle strain and that was causing the shin pain....not shin splints. OK, I admit I am not always right on WebMD. I am going in again for some more muscle work and then with a little more rest I should (hope) I will be back in line to start exercising.
Did you notice I said "exercising" as opposed to running and training? I am starting from the ground up. I am trying something new called building a base and getting fit. I hear it works!! ha! I have nothing to prove by going out an running a long distance race with very little training. I *know* I can do it it and I have done it several times, but it is really really dumb. It takes me a few times (OK a hundred times) to make stupid mistakes before I learn. This whole sitting on the sidelines injured crap really sucks. So when I get the green light to start "exercising", I will be doing a garden variety of activities cardio, stretching, and strength. A regular running routine is my goal. For now, I dusted of the balance ball and I am doing my PT exercises.
I am taking the same approach to my diet. I am working on cleaning it up. I am not focusing on how much weight I want to lose, I just need to eat better. Hopefully the weight loss will be an added benefit. After this bought of food poisoning, I am seriously thinking of becoming a vegetarian. I know that will never happen because I am a carnivore to the core, but I am at least going to be more picky about what I eat. *shudder* I never ever want this crud again! I have never seen my husband so green in my entire life. Thankfully we are getting back to normal.
I am fully aware that my so called epiphany is common sense to most people. I am living the definition of insanity as I keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. I am injured (again) and my traineo ticker has not moved in months. Hmmm, why do I even question why I am not making progress. I am not allowing myself to sign up for anything longer than a 5k for a few months and I am cutting down on the processed garbage that I eat. Now that I am not nauseous every time I see food, I am coming up with my meal plan and I am getting thy ass to the grocery store tonight if it kills me!
Did this new chiropractor crack some sense into me?