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!