For those of you that are lucky enough to have escaped the evils of physical therapy, let me explain something to you.
It's like being in school. School where they hurt you.
You have homework, tests, lectures.
The homework is my stretching, strengthening, foam rolling, icing, etc. The tests are all of the crazy things he makes me do during my appointment to test my range of motion, pain (which is great fun), and flexibility.
The running is like... a science fair project. It's really awesome, and I just want to work on it all the time by myself so I can be done with it. And then I can start running however I want to. Er... science-fair-projecting however I want. Here's where the analogy starts to fall off a bit.
Anyway, today, the teacher is going to want to know how my science fair project is going. Well, honestly, it's not going great, but do I want to tell the teacher that? No! I want him to think it's going awesome so I don't have more homework, and have to stay in class over the summer... and so I can RUN! Are you guys still with me here?
Yeah, my ankle hurts. So does my shin, my calf. My ankle actually hurts to the touch, which worries me. Although I'm not entirely convinced it's not due to the frostbite I sustained a few weeks ago.
But seriously, I don't even want to tell this dude, because my runs are going to get chopped down, and I'll be in PT for the rest of my life.
Since I know how much you guys love hearing me kvetch this early in the morning... it's time for..........
I hate it when I'm cruising on a medical website, reading about what to do if your kid happened to eat a bag of the silica gel that comes with shoes and stuff (just an example, that probably didn't even happen), and the most DISGUSTING pictures come up on the side of the site. Seriously, who needs to see a disgusting yellow toenail all curled up and gross... or a close up of a brown recluse spider bite.... or an avulsed eyeball, or any number of disgusting skin infections. Seriously! I'm shuddering just thinking about it. Ugh.
You're welcome for this pleasant post.