I wish this post was about me slowly and conservatively ramping up my running, but it’s not. I did my first run in just over 6 week on Tuesday – 4/9. It was just some easy jogging and walking around the YMCA with Maggie and Ruby. My leg felt tight but loosened up and felt good the next morning. I talked with Bryan (the man behind Rehab United) and he said I should expect some tightness and I would have to be cautious of whether I was just breaking up the junk in my leg or I wasn’t healed and needed more rest. He also gave me some good rehab exercise to start doing. I ran again on Friday and based on his suggestion I did it after an easy spin on the bike to loosen up. I jogged 2 miles and felt ok, not awesome. I woke the next day and my leg was kind of sore and I was just hoping I was breaking up the junk/soft tissue.
I walked/jogged again last Monday and then was pretty sore the next day and decided to pull the plug. I was pretty sure I wasn’t dealing with soft tissue and I need more rest and another visit to the doc. I was able to get another MRI last Tuesday. I was really hoping they would find something and that I wasn’t just dealing with some voodoo soft tissue problem. I got the results last friday and they found a healed/healing stress fracture in the shaft of my femur. There was definitely and area in the bone with some new bone or whatever in there. I was really relieved and it felt good to just have a concrete diagnosis even if that means it’s going to be a while until I can run again. The good news is it’s pretty much healed. I just need to give it time to harden up before I can very conservatively start jogging again. So I’ll be spending more time on two wheels… no complaints…
So that’s it as far as running goes. More time on the bike, in the gym, and having fun. Luckily Maggie and I have our hands full with Ruby. Having a husky puppy is rad and it may be the only living creature I have found that has more energy than me. She wears us out and loves to run. I am looking forward to logging some fun miles with her once she’s old enough.
it’s that time of year. the level of play of the padres is made up by the quality of beer served at Petco.