Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greetings from Rehab

Hey guys,

Just a quick update on my injury of the year. Overall, it's better. Objectively, yes. However, being the cynical, unsatisfied, pay attention to everything negative type of runner that I am, it still sucks. 

I'm nursing a combo injury. It feels like a tight soleous and some random angry side tendons that like to snap a lot sending lightening up my leg. 

So, I'm still on my bike at least 20 miles a day. I am doing a lot of core, arms, glutes. I'm climbing the stairs at the gym a few times a week. I *walked* for 3 hours the other day. Of course the first 6 miles were at 15% incline on the treadmill. The double was on the roads. 

I also got a stability disc for home. I stand on it all the time. It's a great stretch and a good way to strengthen my feet and ankles. 
If I look terrified it's because I am. 
Pressure on the bad leg without pain, score!

This is promising though. For anyone who has every jacked their 
lower leg and had pain toeing off, this is big!
But that toe lift felt like this!

Walking with my daughter for 90 mins. It was nice. Until she dropped me because she "couldn't take it anymore". ha. 

So basically, this is a lot of work. In addition to the exercises I have my Massage Therapist working OT. I think he's working harder than half a chain gang in the Florida sun. But, if anything is going to straighten this out it's his expertise and my relentless determination to get this healed. 

My short term goal is a weekend run. Keep you posted! Also, thanks for all the kind words and bike advice : )



  1. two congratulations!
    1. congrats on your improvement! You work hard, but it seems like you're not working stupid, so that's great! Yay!
    2. congratulations on not posting a single flex pic! Yay! (though I didn't mind 'em, personally)

    1. thanks! No impact is key. I'll find every exercise that fits that bill. Trust me!!

  2. It looks like you’re making good progress on your recovery! Just keep at it – don’t let anything stand in your way. The bike will help in keeping you fit without adding pressure to your joints, just like running would do. It also helps stretch your muscles and tendons so they don’t stiffen due to the absence of your usual exercise routine. I hope you did get to do that weekend run, and ultimately, go on a good old-fashioned full-length run soon. Good luck!

    Ervin Willis @ Main Street Massage Therapy