After calling my insurance company on Wednesday, I learned that they won't authorize the MRI until I have a compartment test done. But the doctor wanted me to get the MRI first to rule out a tear because 1) it would make a compartment test - which can be a little painful - unnecessary, and 2) if I have a tear, the compartment test could exacerbate it because it involves running.
I am moving forward on getting this decision reversed, but in the meantime, I'm pissed and annoyed and sad.
Fairytales and Fitness to share the five things I miss most.
1. The heart rate. I miss having the kind of workout that really jacks up my heart rate and leaves me dripping with sweat. The Bowflex I'm borrowing from a friend is okay, but not a perfect substitute.
2. Being outside. I am missing the last few days of spring in Florida. Right now, mornings are still in the 60s; soon, we won't see a low below 79. I hate missing the last of our good weather!
|The other day it crept into the 90s! Cool weather is slipping through my fingers!|
|Just LOOK at all these blank days!!!|
I've been doing so well with keeping consistent, and now it feels like all that progress and steady training is ruined.
4. The duration. We all know that strength training and targeted workouts don't take as long as running. Sometimes it's nice to do a workout in under 30 minutes, but some days I really want a good, long, steady workout.
|I miss this exhilaration; I'd even settle for a good 60 minutes these days.|
Pardon my pity party. But this week, I am just bummed. I wish I had answers and I wish I could be on my way to recovery instead of in limbo. I don't want to run while I wait on the MRI in case I'm doing some good healing right now; but I also don't know how much longer I'll have to rest!
I hate not knowing. I hate waiting.
Commiserate with me?
Have something to share that will brighten my day?