I know you’ve all been anxiously waiting to hear an update after my physio appointment this morning, so here it is.
My foot is getting better. The flexibility is increasing, which is great. I need to add some strength and balance exercises into my rehab to get it stronger and better than it was before. I can get off the disabled list with my slo-pitch team (but will need a pinch runner from first base for the next while). I can continue on with the run/walk intervals on the treadmill/track, increasing the running time, but not going longer than 30 minutes total per workout.
I’m happy with this. I’m healing and getting stronger, and that is what is important right now. It sucks that this setback has happened, and that I had to cancel this week’s half marathon and next month’s marathon, but I know I’m getting older and my body can’t take the poundings I gave it years ago. I’m going to keep up with the deep water running even after I am allowed to return to training, because I know that will keep me healthier for the long term.
So we will see how the next two weeks go with the new exercises. Physio again in two weeks and hopefully we will see more progress!