Today was my appointment with the sports therapist. I’ve been out of any high impact cardio for a while now, and my leg has been feeling fine, so I hoped that I would get some good news from the Doc – and I did, along with some disappointing news.
The Doc said that I can get back to running, at least a little bit – nothing like I was doing before (can’t be doing any 8 milers for a little bit). She said that I could start off with doing 10 minutes at a 10 min/mile pace if I can. She also said that I should stay off sidewalks and roads for the time being, and do my runs on a treadmill if possible because its less impactful than roads and sidewalks. So that’s my plan tonight – tredmill for maybe 20 minutes or so (5 min warm-up, 10 min running, 5 min cool-down). I’ll let you guys know how that goes.
The “bad” news (more so disappointing than actually bad) was the Doc suggesting that I cut my marathon in October down to a half-marathon. She asked if I was disappointed about her saying that; I answered with an emphatic “Yes,” but I did tell myself that, whatever the Doctor told me, I would follow. So, that’s what I’ll be doing.
Anyway, I’m happy for the go-ahead to start running again, and still looking forward to October. My goals haven’t changed too much – I still want to do a marathon. I just have more time to get that done now.