Friday, February 20, 2009

Status Update

I went to the trainers yesterday and they put me on the bike for 15 minutes. Then I got ultrasound and then biked some more and finally stim and ice. Stim is where they hook up electrodes above and below the point that hurts and it sends pulses through it to break up the inflammation. It feels really cool!

So I even went back a second time to the trainers in the afternoon for more treatment! The only bad part was that last night I was in a little bit of pain.

I talked to my coach - I am going to the meet Sunday and competing in Pentathlon and we will see how it goes. He said that Pent is my main concern right now and that I have to at least give it a try because this is the state meet and I could do really well even with my leg hurting. I seriously love his attitude although I am nervous about hurting myself even more. Right now I am listed in 4th place out of a total of 7 people; apparently there will be a few more girls added in.

So that is the news - I am happy but nervous. Its hard for me because this is my first real injury - I was so lucky to get through 4 years of basketball without any injuries.

So I am done with the negative and only thinking positive! I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and enjoys the weekend!

13 comments:

Mark said...

Good luck!

Amy said...

Well, thats good that you're going to get to compete! Good luck and I hope everything goes well!

tfh said...

You are obviously important to the team-- not to sound mommy-ish, but like you said, just make sure (w/ the trainer?) nothing you do on Sunday will screw up your leg. Good luck! And hope it's not TOO painful-- as if pent isn't tough enough without having another thing to worry about.

Lacey Nicole said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!!! do what you can but be careful!!!!!! listen to your body- coaches- trainers-... b-rabbit :) good luck!

Marcy said...

GOOD LUCK CHICA!!! That's great that you're going to be able to compete. Just be careful ;-)

Natalie D said...

good luck this weekend!

Blyfinn said...

SO glad to hear hear that you're in such a good mood. Good luck!

aron said...

good luck girlie!!!! hope it goes well with NO pain :)

Chic Runner said...

good luck! I hope you do well and compete and don't hurt yourself anymore! :) I'll be thinking of you this weekend!

X-Country2 said...

Good luck this weekend! You're going to do great.

Marlene said...

Good luck! I hope the leg holds up and that treatment continues to help.

Nicole said...

I work at a therapy clinic setting up stim and doing ultrasounds all the time. Make sure when you do the stim that you dont go all the way to the point of it hurting. You dont want it to be painful or it wont do any good. Strong is a better word.

Hopefully everything goes well :) Good luck!

Lacey Nicole said...

they are reusable individual muffin cups!! cool, huh??? i think i picked up the 12-pack at target or shaws or some place like that. i'm thinking good thoughts for you about the pentathlon (i ALWAYS want to put an extra "a" in that word!!!).. go get 'em!!! :)