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.