Thursday, February 23, 2012

Coping With Injury

I know I have been MIA for almost 2 weeks. I guess there just wasn't much for me to say other than to whine about my lack of ability to run. I have definitely seen a noticeable decline in my mood and incline in my stress level since I have ceased most cardio activity. In the mean time, I have been swimming a little, doing a lot of strength training (pilates, modified yoga, modified circuit workouts) and have done the occasional elliptical workout (have to be careful though...that irritates my knees). All in all, it has just been really frustrating.

Luckily, I have my first appointment with the physical therapist tomorrow, so we should get the ball rolling. As far as I know, they are going to do E-stem to the muscles that stabilize my kneecap (because they are so atrophied) and then after a few weeks of that, I get to move to real physical therapy exercises.

In the mean time, I have just been doing a little of this:

These are my bacterial colony children from Molecular Lab. Aren't they cute?!

And a LOT of this:

I think I have had at least 2 exams a week for the past several weeks. My professors just really enjoy giving exams. Tonight, I have an Inorganic Chemistry exam that I have been studying for all day.

Wish me luck!


  1. I am just getting over an IT band/hip injury from September. It's awful having an injury but you will heal!

    PS: I tagged you to write the 11 random things post on my blog!

    1. thanks, girl! it really is rough. I will definitely do the 11 things :)