Light at the end of the tunnel

IMG 4463 225x300 Light at the end of the tunnel

She’s coming along for the ride

Thank you for all your supportive comments on Monday. I guess the cathartic writing, well wishes and some seriously dedicated PT have helped because this chica just got cleared for a bit of running!

I went in to see my doctor on Tuesday because I was feeling pretty low about my injured spots. I mean, after almost six weeks of no running, I was still aware of both my achilles and high hamstring. My doctor, being the nice man that he is, pulled out the ultrasound machine so that we could have a look. The ITB was looking good. Same with the hamstring, which surprised me because long bouts of sitting, as I did last Saturday night for our big night out at Volt, still can make it talk to me a bit. The final spot to check on was my achilles. It is still lagging behind.

However, I am just two weeks into a seriously revamped PT routine for the achilles and the hamstring. When I shared the ultrasound results with my PT, he determined that it was time to start introducing some load. I’ve made quite a bit of progress with the areas we started on (you should see my improved dorsiflexion!) and Robert remains confident that the increased work we added will help me continue to move forward.

So today I will start in with a  run/walk routine. The fun thing is that Tori turns one next week, so she and I can start together–how great is that? I’m hopeful that the hours on end of PT I have put in and still have ahead of me will get me back as a much improved, stable, mobile runner. A rebuilt Steve Austin of running (who’s old enough to get that?).

Give me a high five!

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  1. WHOOT! Love that you and the pup can start together. Having a similarly-paced partner with similar goals can help a lot with training! ;-)

    I’m not telling you anything you don’t know…but don’t forget that the rehab/pre-hab is just as important once you start running, as it was to *get* you running in the first place! =)
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  2. That’s great! I am so happy for you! Tori is so cute! I’m sure she will love to do stuff together with Mom. Sadly, I get the Steve Austin reference.
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  3. SMACK! High five and have fun! Who’s more excited – Tori or you??
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  4. High five! U am really happy for you and I know how exciting coming back from any injury is!
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  5. Big high five! I just started back into running again this week and have to admit to being pretty excited about that. Hope your come back is smooth and better than ever :) and yay for being able to run with your dog now!
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  6. I don’t get the reference but I SO get the increased dorsiflexion and the fact that you can RUN!…Albeit a run/walk with a special pup. Sounds perfect. Enjoy!
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  7. I’ve been thinking about you (not in a weird stalkerish way)! So happy to read you’re cleared to run!
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  8. Virtual High Five!!!! you will be back soon :-)
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  9. Woohoo! Congrats on the good news! And yes, I do get the reference :) I loved the six million dollar man! My grandfather worked as a bodyguard for him for a period of time, too.
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  10. Yay big Hi 5 for you!!!! This is great news Amanda! See, keep fighting, and you will come back stronger….see my rocky video on my blog if you need more motivation! I love that you are already positive, it is very inspiring :)
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  11. This is great news! Keep up the hard work and you will see great results:) Enjoy your run!
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  12. Good luck with the PT and have fun running/walking with your pooch :D
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  13. woohoooo!!!!! happy happy news!!! Best of luck with PT!
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  14. YAY!!!!
    the DOODLE says GO TORI GO!!!
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  15. That’s great news! I’m right behind you. With past injuries, I’ve done the run-walk thing, and it went really smoothly.
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  16. Such fantastic news!! It’s amazing how heavenly a run/walk sounds after sitting out for an injury. Have a great weekend!
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  17. That’s terrific news! So happy for you…Enjoy.
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  18. Amanda, that’s great news!
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  19. Yay for the green light! Enjoy and fingers crossed xxxxx :)
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  20. Maybe you would be more like Jaime Sommers (the Bionic Woman). That reference is even more obscure, because I don’t think that show was quite as popular.
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  21. Yay!! I’m so so happy hear this!
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  22. Such great news! What a way to go into the summer :) Happy for U
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  23. You got this girl!! Thinking happy thoughts for you!

  24. High five! Awesome that you get to start running a little AND that you’ll have a running partner (you know how I feel about canine running partners..they’re the best!).
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  25. hope the hop back into running is without issues!
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  26. Wooooooooooo! :) :) :) :)
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  27. I’m so sorry you’ve been dealing with these injuries. I’m glad things are looking up and you’ll be able to get back out there!
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  28. Oh – hooray!!! I’m glad that you get to start back into running and that now your dog can join you!
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  29. Yay! Perfect time for you and your pop to start back up together:)
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  30. Great news! For you and Tori too ;)
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  31. What a relief! Here’s to more progress, even faster. :)
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  32. Big high five! That’s great news…and how fun Tori can start with you. And oh yes, got the reference :)
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  33. That’s AWESOME news!! And I love that Tori can start with you. What a great way for both of you to ease into things.
    It sounds like this PT definitely knows what he’s doing. That must be comforting.
    I’m actually going to give you a jumping high five for this great news :)
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  34. So happy to hear that!!! Hope all goes well!!! And fun times with Tori!!!
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  35. Ummmm….you didn’t get any new parts. Or are you referring to the out of pocket expenses of extensive PT? Yes, I believe that could be approaching six million dollars ;-)
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  36. Good luck with easing back into running, being injured is no fun! I did PT for my Achilles and posterior tibial tendon earlier this year so I probably do some of the same exercises that you do.
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  37. Great news!
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  38. Hooray! Hope you’re regaining sanity with a little bit of movement!
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  39. How great you and Tori can enjoy this new beginning together. You’ve been a champ with all this PT and I just know it’s going to pay off for you in spades. We can rebuild her….stronger….better….faster…
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  40. Great news Amanda!
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  41. Woo hoo! Also, what did you do to increase your dorsiflexion? I have terrible dorsiflexion…

    • MissZippy says:

      Hey Andrea–why don’t you email me (listed above under contact) and I can get more specific for you?

  42. woohoo!! hoping for continued improvement!
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