Chicago was pretty ---------> foggy and rainy. Harry and I set off for my appointment with Dr. Chin at The Running Institute around 10:00am, and this is what it looked like downtown. There are usually buildings and a park there...
We were a little early, so we kept ourselves entertained with some old school classics.
Back story: After getting two injections, going through six weeks of Physical Therapy, six weeks of being in Das Boot, and finally, orthotics (it's only been a week since I got them), I figured SOMETHING would've healed! My aggravation from a couple of weeks ago got the best of me, and I reached out to Dr. Chin, emotional and 100% frustrated.
Dr. Chin and I talked about a week ago about what was *still* going on with my foot. After hearing more about these symptoms, he decided, and ultimately confirmed, a new diagnosis.
Very thorough, confirming things happened.
And then came the good stuff.
Dr. Chin is always very detailed in explaining all of my treatment options, and it was plain to see that one more injection in this foot would probably be the best plan of action.
Some good news = Dr. Chin says that my Achilles looks great.
SO -- now I have to wait a couple more weeks to even consider running. Now I can ask, "WHAT'S TWO MORE WEEKS?", and for real, as long as I get fixed, I have no issues with that. I can swim in a couple of days, spin, elliptical, etc., just no jumping. Even stretching the area a la Downward Facing Dog is probably not a great idea for a while. I'll do my best this week to rock some cardio, probably starting Wednesday.;)
Harry and I were starving when we left my appointment, so I picked up a salad for myself. This is officially my new favorite dressing.
Random thing that happened that makes me smile: When races follow me back on social media, I squeal a little. I've got my eye on you, Haunted Hustle!
Here's to one step (haha, get it?) closer to feeling like me (runner) again! Simply put, I can't wait, but I can. Does that make sense? It just goes to show how much I love the stupid thing. I'll do anything to get back to it.<3
Thanks for the linkup, ladies (Marcia, PattyErika)!
What was your very worst running-related injury? How long did it take for you to get back to it?
Do you have a favorite race selected for this year? Tell me about it!
FAVORITE kind of pasta?