Three Things Thursday: 8 June 2017

AKA: The De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Edition¬†

  1. After experiencing pain in my left thumb/wrist for almost fourteen months (I KNOW, I KNOW! Chalk it up to my high pain tolerance), I finally decided to see someone about it when the pain started shooting up to my elbow. Nevermind that I now have a bone spur on the inside of my wrist because of this…Now, I’m wearing a brace and need to minimize usage of my left hand/arm for three to four (!!!) months so that it can heal.
  2. This means I need to revise my June goals. So, let’s aim for 15 yoga sessions and cancel the kettlebell part for the time being.
  3. On the plus side, I can recommend a good osteopath here in Doha who lives across the street from me. Ha ha.

Woo-hoo!

My return to running/training did not go as smoothly as I had anticipated. I didn’t go for the run to stretch my legs last Thursday and definitely did not go on Saturday–instead, I went to the motorcycle show (more on that later). I tried to go for a run on Monday, but didn’t even make it a quarter-mile before returning home in pain. I fretted and have tried to keep stretching.

I was doubtful that I’d be able to run tonight, but decided to give it a shot.

I was successful.

Wow. ~2.5 miles & no extreme pain. I think I might be back & ready to train // http://t.co/WjvWVxC via @

@melissachess

Melissa Coursey Hess

I experienced the usual discomfort as I started. Since I wear heels at work, my calves are usually super tight and ache for the first mile or so. My pace was great and breathing was even. I’m going to try again on Saturday to see if I get my training back on track…woo-hoo!