Thursday, February 4, 2010


I decided to continue the trend of posts starting with B. It made me smile, at least.

I'm bummed. I saw the doctor today. He and the other doctor-in-training were amazing. My foot is still really sore to touch, as I found out as they manipulated it and examined it. That was fun. I'm going for more x-rays, but they're fairly sure it's a stress fracture. I can't run for at least 2 more weeks until they re-evaluate me. Average recovery time is 6-8 weeks.

I also get to start physiotherapy, as my left foot/ankle is weak. I'm not really surprised to hear that, as my left side's been the problem half my entire life. I also wasn't surprised to hear the rest of the diagnosis, as it was pretty much what I'd expected.

I'm bummed because:
1. I was going to run the Winterman 10K on February 21st. I do get to transfer my entry to another race with Somersault... the problem is that I registered for all the races I wanted to run this year already.
2. My women's ultimate season is a wash. I paid $150 to play in the league and they don't do refunds, even for medical reasons.
3. When I get cleared to run again, I have to use a run/walk method to start, then rebuild my base by starting at 30 minutes + 10% a week.

But, the biggest reason why I'm bummed is that because of #3, running the half is in jeopardy. Hopefully the physio helps and I make a full and speedy recovery.

I'm thinking that it might be time to find a running coach... because doing this on my own doesn't seem to be working out too well.


Erica said...

Have you looked into the Mile Nine physio people (Simone, I think Heidi is on mat leave)? I contacted them last month, desperate for some sort of running-specific help to deal with my hip problems, and they were super kind and encouraging. I haven't gotten around to making an appointment yet, but I thought I'd pass along the link just in case:

Nanookie said...

Oh thanks so much Erica! I had a gait/shoe analysis done a year ago, but the rest of what's listed there is awesome. I've already got an appointment at a physio place near me, but I'm going to shoot them an email regarding the study.

Katherine said...

What would a running coach be able to help you with? I've never heard of them. Well, I mean obviously a running coach helps you with running, but what are the advantages to using one that make it so special?