So.....my follow up with Dr. Anderson went even better than expected. He GAVE ME PERMISSION TO START RUNNING!!!!!!! Obviously I won't be running a lot and it will be slow, but I can start. He said I won't be running for fitness for at least 5 weeks and I am okay with that. I was just so excited just to hear that I can start running (can you tell?!). I was especially excited when he told me that it shouldn't be a problem for me to run Ragnar with NUUNKOTB. That was the cherry on the cupcake, seriously. This is a weekend that I have really been looking forward to and meeting some of my teammates in Seattle over the weekend just made me that much more excited to run with them.
I am ecstatic that I was able to avoid surgery. It just goes to show that sometimes hard work, listening (!!!!!), and going to PT and a chiropractor can make a huge world of difference. Patience has never been my virture, but patience usually pays off. Another lesson well learned. Dr. Anderson, Todd, Susan & Matt have all been wonderful during this process. Again, I feel so fortunate to have had each of them on my side with my best interests. THANK YOU!!!!!!
A dorky vlog
Tonight I am meeting with Matt to start covering some land based running drills. I still need to work on improving my running form so that hopefully I won't have this problem again. Compartment Syndrome isn't fun, it hurts! I will also need to continue a lot of the stretching that Matt has given me to keep my hips loosened up. I can deal with that, I probably should have been stretching more in the first place.
I don't exactly what I will be running, but I know that it won't be much for the first couple of weeks. I probably won't be running for fitness until August which means St. George is going to be entirely out of the question for me. Once I talk to Matt I will have a better understanding of what lies ahead. Maybe I will be able to run CIM again in December? More on this to come. :-)
Today would have marked my 40th day of no running, but instead I will be lacing up running shoes. HOORAY!!!!!