HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!
I say this with a heavy heart.
I wish today was the day of my comeback.
I saw the PT Monday.
I asked my usual 104 questions.
One of those being : "what is the estimate day of my first run?"
Me "don't pretend you did not hear me"
PT "OK OK....hmmm next week...maybe one mile"
ME " You said that LAST week"
PT "we cannot rush this..."
She is a runner. She is young and dedicated. I like her. I decide to trust her.
She said I cannot run until I feel at least 80% better with the orthotics.
I could lie and say I am at 80%.
I am not.
It is hard to put a % and evaluate this.
I know it is not 80.
But it is at least 50.
She said OK for power walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes.
30 minutes....that's how long it takes to sweat......
Well now that I am loosing fitness every time I blink my eyes maybe I will sweat within 5 minutes...
I noticed that this week I feel worst than I did while I was in DC.
During my trip we would walk all day. 7-8 miles per day.
I felt sore at the end of the day but I did not have pain in my knee. I was sore in my right hip. I had zero IT band pain while we were there.
This week...no more crazy walking and I have more pain in both my knee and my IT band.
I am thinking I need to walk more.
Or move to Washington DC.
Happy very important day to all of you.
Go out and run a mile for me.
DC posts coming up your way.
Here's a couple pics from our trip:
George and the boys (from Lincoln memorial)
Arlington cemetary, JKF
Tidal Basin (Jefferson memorial in the back)