My get out of jail free card

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In the latest chapter of the ongoing foot saga–I saw my foot/ankle doctor today. He had me do a new bone scan of both feet last week. Today I got the results: they are both crystal clear. He sees no imminent danger of stress fractures and sees no reason why I shouldn’t start back to running.

Now let me tell you–I am not pain-free. This rather freaks me out. I feel like there is still something going on there. He does too, but he doesn’t think it’s anything that should prevent me from trying to run. Obviously, I could have kissed the man!

So here’s the plan: After talking with my PT about all this, we have set up an appointment to resume training next week on the AlterG. Now am I tempted to run in Central Park this weekend (on my birthday no less!)? Of course, but Josh says no, so what’s a few more days?

In the meantime, I will still see the sock doc next Monday. I’m hoping he’ll figure out the source of the pain and knock it out. Then, maybe, I can wrap my brain around the idea that after 10 1/2 months of virtually no running, I can resume training.

And Boston? I haven’t given up on that yet–I think I can pull out a very slow run on Patriot’s Day with the help of the AlterG.


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  1. That is great news!!! Yay!!!

  2. woo! hoo! So glad to hear it!!
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  3. This is great news for you… definiitely RUNNING in the right direction!

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  4. That is great news!! YAY!! Not sure about the whole still feeling pain thing but I do know that sometimes I do have ghost pains and/or random pains in places where I have had injuries – hip flexor, ankle, knee, etc. Hopefully you can figure thing out AND get back to running!
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  5. YYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY! This makes me smile so big! I am so happy for you. BEST BIRTHDAY NEWS EVER. Woo hoo!!!
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  6. SO exciting!!!!!
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  7. Oh what wonderful news for an early Birthday gift!!!
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  8. Patience = Progress. Let’s hope this good news begets more good news “moving” forward!

  9. YAY!! Yes, I see you at the start line in Hopinkton. So excited for you. It has been TOO much time off and it is your turn to GO!
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  10. This is great! You definitely should go run in CP, even if it’s just a mile. I can think of no better place to stage your comeback!
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  11. Congrats! So, 20-miler this weekend? Cheers!
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  12. Hey that is *great* news!

    Remember to take it EASY. You have plenty of time…don’t muff it!

    Enjoy the running!
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  13. I said it on Twitter (are all your followers on Twitter yet) and I’ll say it again…..AMAZING NEWS!

    I can’t stop smiling at this news. It is just pure awesome with a side of awesome.
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  14. you must be thrilled!!! excellent news!
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  15. Party Time!!!!!!

  16. Great to hear!!! I guess just take it easy at first, you don’t want to aggravate your stress fracture again.

    Awesome on seeing the Sock Doc, I love reading his articles!
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  17. Congrats on the “cleaner” bill of health :) Yay to being able to put the running shoes back on :)
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  18. Wonderful new Amanda! I am going to celebrate with a cold beer in your honor …right …now!
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  19. :)
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  20. That’s great news!

    Honestly I’d be a bit freaked to run if I’m still in pain. But if the docs give the OK, then go for it, right?

    I didn’t realize you haven’t been running for 10 1/2 months! I’m creeping up on 5 months of no running (my fault/choice since becoming pregnant!) and hoping to get a routine going after baby is here and my doc gives me the OK.
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  21. Running again is very exciting news for sure! Good luck with it.

    And this bay swim that you keep mentioning to me. Isn’t it long? You do realize I am barely making it up and down the pool with sides right next to me?????

  22. YEAH!!! Congratulations!! That’s awesome news! Have a blast on your upcoming trip too!
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  23. SO exciting and such great news!! I am so happy for you!! Come on Soc Doc!!!
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  24. This is very exciting news! I hope you are running pain-free in no time!
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  25. Awwww Yeeeeaaaahhhh! Awesome news! I know the “could kiss the doc” feeling myself:)

    FWIW- for the feet still hurting, I have a friend who is a sports med/ortho specialist, and she says that some pain in the areas affected by stress rx/fx’s may still be present even after it heals up. Don’t know why-but likely a blood flow thing Something to inquire about, but I believe her. Hope that helps.

    Have a good trip to NYC!

  26. Wow, has it been that long? Seems impossible that you haven’t run in so long. I don’t know how you do it. I guess when you LOVE something that much you’ll do just about anything to get it back. Kudos to you, I would be seriously bonkers by now! HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY TOO!
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  27. Excellent! Fingers crossed you can figure out the pain thing too, so that your return to running can soon be pain free!
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  28. Wonderful news. I’m so happy for you.

  29. YAY!!!! No Sfx!! Woot, woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  30. Very Exciting! I hope that all goes well, and that you can run in Central Park on your birthday. Hope you get some more good news soon. Don’t give up on the Boston. Take care.
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  31. I haven’t been following long enough to know the cause of the injuries, but man, any news like that after 10.5 months of non-running is cause for celebration!
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  32. The fact that you have endured over 10 months of this is incredible! It’s hard for a runner at heart to just wait these things out! I hope that everything going forward is a success! You deserve it!
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  33. Yay! Great news!
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  34. YIPPIE!!! That’s fantastic news!

  35. That’s fantsatic!

  36. very good news!!! but i hope the pain issue gets resolved. take it slow!
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  37. That is great news but I hope the sock doc can figure out the pain!
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  38. Yay for the AlterG! Very happy for you! I can’t wait to see you in action.
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  39. That’s such AWESOME news!!!! I am so excited for you. I can’t imagine how happy you must be to get going again. Take it slow….I know you will. But great that you are going to be able to get back out there!! Wahoo!
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  40. Great news – have a great trip!
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  41. That’s fantastic news! What a long journey this has been for you. I hope yr back running strong VERY soon.

  42. That is such awesome news. I so happy for you.

  43. So happy for you! I hope you can nip the source of the pain. But at least you got the go ahead.
    As for Boston, that would be great because your slow run would be about my speed for a PR :) Fingers crossed that I get to meet Miss Zippy in April.
    Have fun in NYC this weekend. Great time to be there, even if you can’t run. It looks like a nice weekend.
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  44. hooray!!! excellent news! hopefully the pain is either phantom or just “getting used to being worked again” pain. (i’m making those up but they sound legit right?) :)
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  45. This makes me SO happy! Not that you still have some pain, but that you’re cleared to run again! I think I have mentioned that I had some TOF pain as well that kind of comes and goes, but I can’t remember the last time they have hurt so I wonder if it was just a long breaking in process for my feet. Did you ever try those toe separator things?
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  46. What great news! I mean, I totally understand your trepidation if your feet still hurt, but you’re on the right path. Just take it easy and see where it takes you!
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