Tuesday, January 05, 2010
After talking with PT Candi at great length today I am beyond giddy. First of all, just another visit or two and I am DONE with PT! PT has concluded that what I have been experiencing is neural tension and that my Achilles is perfectly fine. Since I experience NO pain or discomfort while running, the long nerve that goes from hip to foot is the culprit. What is causing THAT discomfort is actually normal BUT the degree that I have feeling feeling it is because of my lack of hip strength. After all of my ST she told me I am 75% to complete strengthening now. WOOT!
She said that it was a great turn of events that I came in as the way my physical condidtioning was, I would have had bad knee problems by the end of the summer. That, folks, is why ST is vitally important in conjunction with running!
Candi told me that I will be absolutely amazed at how I will feel when I hit the streets this Spring. Evidently with all my ST, my endurance will be remarkable. I am very very anxious to find out!
PT Candi also told me that there is absolutely NO reason at all why I shouldn't train for and run a Half Marathon this year. You hear that???!!! NO REASON! That gives me lots to think about as I originally wanted to run the Quad Cities Half Marathon OR the Des Moines Half Marathon. Either way, I feel like I am back to my regular running self along with my hopes and dreams.
RUN BABY RUN!!!