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I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Friday, July 31, 2009

Keep Rollin'

MRA is DONE! Prior to two days ago, I didn't know the difference between MRI and MRA. I still don't really know except that with MRA, they shoot dye into the trouble area to get an even clearer picture of what may be going wrong. Not a big fan of needles to the groin...not so much...

As it is, I'm awaiting the results with baited breath. Honestly, I want something to be obviously wrong so I know what I can and can't do at this point. My leg used to go numb just after running. I stopped running for over three weeks and the same problem started occurring on the bike and even during some recent swim sessions. I went to one swim workout this week and used a pull buoy the whole time so that I wouldn't kick. When I ride the computrainer, I watch my leg power go from 50%/50% to 55%/45% within an hour. Something is blocking something. Frustrating to say the least.


All I can say is watch the "eff" out because this bitch may be headed your way soon!!!


9 comments:

Emily said...

MRI=magnetic resonance image; MRA=magnetic resonance angiography. Same technology, but the latter is used to visualize blood vessels specifically. I guess they're thinking it's something vascular? Sucks. I hope you can back to running soon. I've been nursing an injury too, and not being able to run is like taking drugs away from an addict. :(

Jess said...

i bet guru would make you one!!

sharon said...

wishing you a speedy recovery!
Sharon from Houston

Yvonne said...

Carrie, I wish you well whatever your results may be.

Honestly for me, sometimes I want them to find something wrong with me so that I could have an actual legit diagnosis, instead of a vague, well maybe you should do this or see how you feel kind of recovery plan. Playing the guessing, sometimes takes longer..

Get well soon!

erichollins said...

I think Emily is along the right path. There is a difference between an MRI, an MRA, and an MRIa with the MRIa likely being what you got. I had to get a normal MRI on my shoulder when I had issues and then I went back 3 weeks later to get an MRIa and I also had the dye injected into my shoulder.

ShirleyPerly said...

Ack, sorry to hear this issue affecting more than just your running now!

triguyjt said...

good luck...I am warned.... you could kill me

21stCenturyMom said...

Whatever did you bait your breath with? Hummus?

I hope you get a good report.

(it's "bated" as in "abated" and yes that is the ONE word usage I point out to people because almost everyone in the whole wide world thinks it is "baited".)

muna said...

Hope the prognosis is good. Either way, just try to take all of that training determination and apply it to rehab.