Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I never expected...

that I would switch to the aquabike at Timberman, but that's what I did today.

After chatting with my brother, my sports doctor, my physical therapist, Rick (poor guy - he has listened to my whining for weeks) and the ever-sage Coach Blake, I have decided that it makes a lot of sense to let my foot heal properly.

After much begging and pouting (on my part), my PT reluctantly said it would be okay for me to run one mile on grass yesterday. So, after a morning bike ride at West Creek, I stopped at Bandy Field (near U of R) for a very brief run.

I was so excited to run. Until I actually ran.

I realized after 10 minutes that I was fooling myself. My foot definitely feels much, much better - but it still has some healing to do. You see, I am dealing with tendonitis on both sides of my foot. The peroneal tendonitis (on the outside of the foot) is a secondary injury caused by altering my gait to relieve the pain of my plantar fascitis.

So, it's best for me to rest.

In the meantime, I don't want to hear any complaining from those of you who can run. I promise you that you'll miss it when you can't do it.

3 comments:

TriGirl Kate O said...

I had no idea. But we'll still have fun in NE, and it'll be so nice to see your smiling face at the finish line!

Diane said...

You are a wise, wise triathlete.

TriGirl 40 (okay - 41) said...

Let that injury heal - enjoy the aqua bike at Timberman - and gear up for all the IMUSA yumminess awaiting!