Just 4 days prior my ortho had just said that we would keep up the PT and Med Massage while allowing me to pick up my other fitness activities (kickboxing, full body circuit training, pilates, ect) because I was starting to feel better finally. I was starting to feel myself again, at least fitness wise. I was ready, eager, antsy, to get moving in my training.
Then the letter came. DENIED.
I tried running. I tried to move forward with beginning my full body training again. But it didn’t go smoothly. After two weeks, my neck was hurting, I was in pain again. At times it felt as bad as it did those first 9 days!
I discovered that I could not carry my laptop on my right shoulder (I am a righty). I discovered that even carrying a backpack on both shoulders would be uncomfortable a lot quicker than normal. I could barely put a plate full of food in the microwave without it twinging. Heck, taking off my sports bra one night left me tears again.
I found a temporary solution to allow me to run further than 1.5 miles at a time, but its just that, a temporary solution, a stop gap if you will, because I DO NOT want to have to wear KT Tape or Rock Tape on my neck for the rest of my life.
It really is a life saver the tape. I will keep it on for 3-4 days at at time which allows me to not just run almost pain free, but do some every day tasks as well.
It is quite a timely find as on top of that noticed being received, I started going through an interview process for a new job. This is a job I had found online, asked my brother-in-law to see if he could pass my resume along through HR (he works for a branch of the same company).
Well, he went on a vacation before he could find a way to pass it along. While I was waiting for him, an HR Recruiter found me on LinkedIn and 5 weeks later I started with that company! This is a full time meeting planner job (get ready for a lot of #lifeofameetingplanner hastags on my instagram and twitter!) remotely employment.
This is still helpful in dealing with recovery as I have the ability to move to the couch from the table when my neck is bothering me to much. However, it also means a bunch more travel (something I am THRILLED about), but as I recently discovered from some travel – both business and personal – I have taken recently, I cannot carry anything heavy on my right side. I won’t even be able to put any bag in the overhead bin.
But that aside, for the first time in a long time, I look forward to monday again. I am so excited where this job will take me. Professionally – I hope to grow more as a meeting planner, hopefully roam throughout the company, expand on meeting types I excel at, AND around the world to feed my travel addictions to see everything.
As a runner, I hope to be able to extend a trip here and there and run a race wherever I am, domestically and internationally (side note, anyone know where I can search races internationally?).