Today I worked my core with my 43. I did X-crunches!!!
Start on the floor in an X –
Crunch – bringing opposite hand and foot together –
I counted a right and left crunch as 1 so it was really 86 total crunches to complete this 43.
Today was 6 am boot camp – it was full of lunging, kicking, punching, twisting!! Everyone should feel it through-out their entire core by tomorrow!!!
I decided to let boot camp be my only workout today!! I’m gearing up for a huge day on Saturday – I will just say that Friday is my 300th consecutive day of 43s so that means it’s time for another LONG run!!!
It has been 11 weeks since I had vein surgery. Monday I had another follow-up appointment with the DR who did the procedure. I had a few questions for her – like “Why do I get a purple mark right above my knee cap every time I run or do any exercising?” (standard response – it’s normal)
Basically, the whole appointment lasted less than 3 minutes and she said that everything is fine. I still have this bruise on my right inner thigh (and it is still lumpy) –
My right calf still has a bruise and every time I run or do any plyo (so pretty much every day!!) – I have a burning sensation in it.
And my left ankle is still bruised, hard to the touch and stays swollen about 90% of the time.
She said that some people take up to 6 months for everything to heal and that I’m one of those lucky people!!
I told her that the bruises don’t really bother me but my legs hurt 10x more now than they ever did before the surgery. Her response to that – an odd look and then she said well they look a lot better than the last time I saw you. Yes, but they hurt and I’m an athlete and don’t need another reason for my legs to hurt!!!
So, I’m still not really happy that I had the procedure done. And – I still have another step to finish treating the veins – Sclerotherapy.(not my leg or doctor)
Ummm….not sure that I’m in on having multiple injections all over my legs while I’m awake!!! She said we would wait until October for this – I told her no way would October work because I’M RUNNING A 50 MILE RACE!!! (another odd look from her – what’s up with all the looks?!)
So, in November I will have a needle stuck into my legs numerous times to finish treating the veins (unless I back out and decide to just live with them!!!).
Clearly my legs are better than the last follow-up I did on the surgery. But, even though I can do all of my normal activities, they still aren’t completely healed and they truly do hurt much more now than before I started all of this. So, my thoughts/opinions still haven’t really improved – if I had to go back in time to April, I would not go through with the surgery.
Lesson Learned (the hard way!!)!!
What lessons have you learned the hard way?