After a nasty accident at boot camp last week at boot camp, I am going under the knife today to have my hamstring tendon reattached to my pelvic bone.
Last Thursday on Bring a Friend at boot camp, while doing sprints, I was running all out against one of my instructors, I could see the imaginary finish line in front of me when all of the sudden POP!!!! Down I went; a feeling like I was shot in the back of the leg.
After 12 ½ hours in the ER, and an x-ray, and 2 MRI’s it was determined that the tendons from my hamstring was torn away from the bone and would require surgery to reattach them back onto the bone.
What frustrates me the most is I have reached a point where I can feel the changes in my body, I can feel my muscles working to make me a stronger, faster, and on my way to being a really fit person. I’ve finally learned how proper nutrition can help and or hinder my body. I was signed up for several events like the Warrior Dash, the Peachtree Road Race, 2 long bike rides and was preparing for my 4th triathlon.
Because of my injury, it is very difficult to do very simple tasks I’ve taken for granted like sitting on the toilet or getting comfortable in the bed. Now, I rely solely on my upper body strength to help me negotiate the bathroom and getting comfortable on the couch. If this kind of injury would have happened to me in the past, I have no idea how I would have handled these simple task; even now, my shoulders and arms are really sore from the constant demands I have put on them. I know you’re thinking that this probably wouldn’t have happened if I wasn’t running around like a person being chased by a dog, but say that I got hit by a car and broke my leg, there would be no way I would be able to accomplish the simplest of tasks.
So, as I get ready to head out for my surgery, I wanted to stop and say thank you to my peeps at boot camp for getting me to a place where I can rely on my body to help me function in daily life. Boot camp got me to a place where if I was being chased a dog, I have a much better chance of getting away.
Keep your eyes peeled for more posts. My plan is to start focusing on my rehab and managing my weight. Wish me luck everyone.