>> Monday, May 02, 2016
In my post a week ago Monday, I noted a lot of frustration at being injured AGAIN, but by the time I'd posted that, I had come to terms with it. Simply writing that post was probably therapeutic, so thanks for listening to me bitch.
I had a scheduled physical therapy appointment for last Wednesday, and I prepared for my visit with 16 questions for her regarding what I can/can't do, and what the plan of action should be:
- She put me back in the boot (which I put on last Sunday on my own) for 2-3 weeks. I need to have 4 days of pain free walking IN the boot before it can come off.
- She cut back MOST of my PT exercises. Some of my new 1-legged "balance" moves to strengthen my butt and ankle got the cut as I need to stay off my leg if possible. I can start a few of those again in a few days (hopefully).
- We talked about all other things that this pain could be (I shared a lot of comments from Monday's post, so THANK YOU), and she's still 100% sure that it's a stress reaction / stress fracture. The next step would be an MRI, and that would most likely just confirm what we already know. (And it's mega expensive.) So we'll jump to an MRI if there's still an issue in 2 or 3 months, but she's pretty sure it'd be confirming what we already know right now.
- No biking or swimming. I could still probably aqua jog, but what's the point at this stage? So my thoughts in last week's post about just needing to do NOTHING and rest up was about 100% right on.
Well, I think I just set an odd PR. I don't think I've ever averaged an hour of strength work / day over any given week, but I did that last week:
Finally, on Saturday, the boys and I cheered at the first race in the MDRA series and in the USATF series that I had to miss this year: the Get in Gear 10K:
Caption: "UPDATE #8: #MamasOnVacation: She thought we were going to
'sit around in our underwear scratching our butts while eating
beef jerky all weekend.' So we just sent her this pic. #DadLife"