So, on Thursday morning, I survived a bad fall on my deck at home. I killed my phone, but I survived that fall just fine.
And then on Saturday afternoon, I managed to hurt my left hamstring very badly while playing in an impromptu game of kickball. I can't walk without a limp right now and my wife had to drive us home from PA yesterday. Basically, I couldn't clutch with my left leg because it hurt so much.
So, right now I'm icing it and in a day or two, I'll start alternating heat and ice. I see my chiropractor this Friday and I'll talk to him about treatment for the hamstring if it's still bothering me that day. He has a sports doc, an athletic trainer, and a couple of sports-oriented physical therapists in the same practice, so I'll use whoever he thinks can help me. I was planning to run close to 60 miles this coming week, but right now, I'd like to just be able to walk without a limp.
I guess I have to realize that playing kickball with 20-somethings is not a smart thing for this old guy to do. I hurt the hamstring trying to sprint out an infield hit. When I felt it pull, I basically went down hard and I crawled the last few feet to the base. I'm too competitive a person to participate in those kinds of games at my advanced age.
So, this week will be one of waiting to see how the leg responds. Right this minute, I can barely walk, so I can't possibly run or cycle or lift or really do much of anything.
My WS pacer is fighting hamstring/piriformis issues and she's looking at an MRI to see if she has a torn muscle where the head of the hamstring attaches to the bone. Maybe the two of us can just limp many miles together in June.