Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Beam Me Up

I mentioned in my last post that I wrenched my back Sunday while working in the garden. Just what you want to happen the week before a marathon, right? So Monday I went to my chiropractor. When I told her what was going on her first question was, "And when is your next big run?" This woman knows me well. And to my answer - Saturday - her reply was, "Well I guess I better wave my magic wand."

Beside her usual adjustments, she recommended that I get zapped with the laser. Of course she used medical terminology, but basically, it was laser zapping. So yesterday I went in a got zapped with the laser. Between the adjustment and the zapping, I am feeling substantially better. I have another zapping appointment scheduled for tomorrow morning.

I am so thankful that her response was to figure out how to get me to the starting line without pain, as opposed to rolling her eyes, calling me crazy, and suggesting that I shouldn't run. Of course my mom and my husband? They are more on the calling me crazy, suggesting that I don't run bandwagon. Party poopers.

Right now I am cautiously optimistic. I swam this morning and it felt really good. I will try to run a couple of miles tomorrow and, provided I don't feel any tightening while running, will run Fargo on Saturday. I'm NOT crazy - if I feel like running is causing tightening and the potential to wrench everything out of whack again, I will not run. I have Grandma's coming up, and of course the half ironman in July so the most important thing is to be able to get through this little hiccup without too much more time off. Fingers crossed!

16 comments:

B.o.B. said...

I'm with you crazy lady. Run if you feel good but call it a day if your back feels the need for more zapping. ;)

Jess said...

What is this laser zapping business? Can anyone get lasered to feel a bit better?

Diana said...

Can I get this lazer zapping done on my feet??
Good luck this weekend!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Best wishes - get some rest and hopefully you'll be find. Always awesome when health professionals resort to the "magic wand".

Jeri said...

When are you heading to the expo this weekend and what are you planning on wearing for the race? I'd really love to finally get to say hi. We're 0/1 so far. ;)

hopefully the back is a-ok!

Nobel4Lit said...

I didn't know you were running Fargo! I will be, too!

Christine said...

Wish you a speedy recovery and good luck this weekend!!

Richelle said...

I hope the laser zapping healed your back! Good luck this weekend!

RunMommyRun said...

Wishing you well this week as you recover and get ready for Fargo! :)

P said...

Fingers crossed for a super speedy recovery and - while I'm at it - a super speedy marathon, too! So glad your chiro is on board to get you fixed up quickly!

DRog said...

smart thinking - good luck Heather!

Teamarcia said...

I agree RUN! I'll bet it's muscular and it'll be all better by race day. Plus you had the magic wand and all.

Running Mama said...

Good luck, hope you'll feel up to it and if you don't, hope you'll sit one out for your own good. :)

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onelittletrigirl said...

I wanna be laser zapped!!!

Marlene said...

Glad you got the treatment you needed - here's hoping you are feeling 100% by Saturday! No more yard work! Or house work for that matter. ;)

TutuRunner said...

love my doc. call him the miracle worker. looks like u got a good one too!
priceless to not hear "if it hurts don't do it"