Tuesday, April 29, 2008

foot/leg update

Okay, I havent posted in awhile cuz I havent done much running. I've been in PT now for 3 weeks. (oh and went to St. Thomas for 1 week)

PT is going well, but painful. Check out the bruises in the pix. The foot pain was being brought on because of a bigger problem. The ITB, hamstring, and calf muscle all attached at the Femoral bone which with me was in a locked down position causing pain whenever I tried to run more than 1 mile. PT has been wonderful to work on this - ultrasound, deep tissue massage (or what I like to call torture!) and E-stim.

I was able to do 3.5 miles lastnight which is huge after all this time. Hubby asked me if I'd signed up for another 1/2 Mary since I made THAT milestone! :) ha ha. (not yet, but I thought about it)

I've included a pix of St. Thomas too. Gorgeous location our hotel was in...lots or relaxing.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

continuing saga of Robin's Foot

So, I have tendonitis in the foot. Big woop. Feels like more than that? I start PT tomorrow. I just know my therapist will yell at me for not having worn my custom orthotics I had made last December. BUT, I have a good excuse! I do! I was about to run Disney, then I was already geared up for the Shamrock 1/2...so I wasnt able to break them in right. So...I pay the price obviously.

Got new sneakers that are pretty and pink! Not something I thought I'd like, but I do! Saucony ProGrid Trigon 5...nice toe box and big enough to fit my orthotics :) Good deal.