Monday, April 30, 2012

Brokenness Update: The Plan

Today was my follow-up with my sports-med doctor to review the MRI results and come up with some semblance of a plan.  The gist - it's just going to take time and a wait & see approach but all of my goals for the year are not lost.

  • Another week or so in the boot and on the scooter with a follow-up again next Wednesday.
  • Start cross training more: swimming and biking (stationary only - no roads yet) if I don't have any pain.  I'm taking this to mean "MORE" pain because it still has a constant, dull ache all the time.
  • I've been cleared to walk my 10k Mud Run with Ali and Erin on 5/20 so long as I skip any potentially dangerous obstacles (like jumps down, too much risk of falling, etc) and agree that this will probably cause a bit of a set back overall and I'll hurt like hell afterwards.  (FYI - I'm OK with this, I figure it can't hurt any worse than after the Knoxville Half.)
  • Disney Wine and Dine in November should be a non-issue and I can plan on doing it.  Might not be any kind of a PR, but I'll finish and get my 2 medals.
  • After my appointment next Wednesday, we'll probably add in some walking or walk/run.  
  • No PT at this point because there really isn't anything they can do for me.  I might need it later if being in the boot causes some ankle weakness or a significant imbalance between my two legs.

I'm very impatient and more of a "doer" so this doesn't sit well with me (I wanted to be out of the boot, getting PT, something other than "wait and see"), but like Kirsten said, "That's really good news, B". Getting my confirmation from River Bank Run when I got home and knowing runner 2344 was getting her first DNS was a slap in the face and a downer after a fairly positive appointment.

So, for today I'm getting a massage to work out some of the kinks caused by the crutches.  Tomorrow I'm planning to swim.  Wednesday I might try biking again.  I was hoping for a bit more progress and much less pain by now, but clearly this is God's way of telling me I need to learn some patience and that He isn't going to give me anything I can't handle.  After everything that's happened over the past few weeks (hello crunched up car from a jerk who hit it in a parking lot last night), I wish He didn't have so much faith in me. Obviously I need to have more faith in Him.

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