Portland Marathon is OUT.
MAYBE the half marathon is IN.
That's what my PT (Dr. Brian) said after an initial evaluation today. As we got further into the appointment, though, he did comment that my leg was feeling surprisingly well. Quite low pain level after only one week. I can go up on my toes, I can even hop on one leg. No inflammation or swelling. Minimal tenderness to the touch.
This is all good and much better than I was the first time this happened in 2008.
So maybe I can trim some weeks off that 12 week diagnosis? Pray yes. I honestly can't imagine taking 12 weeks off from training. I feel like I have so little time left this year and so much I wanted to do yet.
|Crazy tape job to improve circulation.|
Balance exercises, standing on my lame leg on a pillow with eyes closed
Squats, both legs at once
Light stretching, no pain
Swimming = Yes
Aqua Jogging = Yes (I've never done this. Any tips?)
Walking = Not for exercise, avoid hills (in Seattle?)
Bike = Not yet
Elliptical = Not yet
I asked if maybe in 2 weeks I could do elliptical?
"Maybe, we'll see."
KICK IN THE PANTS:
He gave me no excuses. He told me this is the perfect opportunity to work on my core. Get to the gym to do some circuit training. BUILD the UPPER BODY, WORK ON THE LEGS, GLUTES, HIPS, and TIGHTEN UP THE CORE.
This is good. I need to maintain my routine and start training up my muscles while I have time. Sitting on my couch eating ice cream, watching Jane Austen, is not getting me anywhere and will slow me down in the end.