Injury update.

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This morning was strange. We are expecting a winter storm, so the sky was eerily dark and there wasn’t much traffic. I drove to my appointment alone, as Pete stayed home from work to watch the baby. It felt odd to be driving somewhere without Emma, and I had this feeling that I was forgetting something.

Well, I did forget something– my freaking wallet […way to make a good first impression]. Luckily, they were very accommodating and agreed to send me the bill. And now I will jump ahead to the good news and the bad news.

The good news is that my doctor was able to give me a diagnosis for now. My main problem is that my muscles do not fire in the correct order. I can’t remember exactly what the correct order is supposed to be, but basically I am over-compensating with some of my muscles and not engaging my booty. In addition to that, my sacrum is immobile and my pelvis is misaligned. The first issue is called “dead butt”, and the second is probably related to pregnancy.

The bad news is that he wasn’t able to completely rule out a stress fracture, so I have to treat it like one for now. I have an appointment for an MRI on Thursday, so I should know the results and have a full diagnosis within a week. My doctor gave me some glute re-training exercises and core exercises and encouraged me to cross train.

I want to thank everyone who has offered me kind words and encouragement, whether in real life, by text message, on Facebook, twitter, or blog comments. Each one has helped lift my spirits and has given me a more positive outlook. No matter what my diagnosis ultimately turns out to be, I will work hard to fix my imbalances and hopefully come back much stronger.

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8 thoughts on “Injury update.

  1. I’m wishing you the best luck and really really hoping this is just a painful muscle butt problem (no stress fracture). You will come back stronger.

  2. Hang in there Mollie! I am just getting over a similar injury. The core and hip strengthening exercises do work!!! Hope the MRI is negative! Keeping working hard!! xo
    PS your little girl is adorable!!

    • I knew you were injured but I didn’t know it was a hip injury! I hope your running comeback is going well. I will keep doing the exercises… they’re actually a lot harder than I thought they would be. Thank you so much, and I hope to I get to chase you at race sometime soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • From now on, all injuries will be known as “dead x”… dead foot, dead leg… they’re all dead to me. I’d rather have a dead butt than a dead FACE.

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