4 weeks ago I got the news I already knew…no running! Over the past year I have been forced to take off 4 months of running, not good for me! I’m done with forced time off, I want to be smart and run well.
Yesterday I met with the doctor again and he’s happy with my progress! I’ve gone from barely being able to move to using weight for exercises. I couldn’t walk pain free now I’m pain free 99% of the time! He cleared me to start more aggressive PT and they had a cancellation for yesterday so I grabbed it. My strength has gone from 2/5 to 4/5!
With all this I have been cleared to run! Well only 5 minutes at a time but it is something. So I can do run/walk (elliptical) intervals to mimic the same running I’d normally do. I can slowly increase run time as long as I have no pain. They both think I should be fully running and strong in 2-3 weeks! The nitroglycerin worked!
I will continue the nitro and have about 1 hour PT exercises daily. I have to roll twice on days I do cardio and once other days. Looks like marathon training (in a modified form) will start Monday!
So guess what I did? Of course I ran! 52:00 and 5 miles 5 minutes running/5 minutes walking intervals. It was 92 degrees and felt wonderful! I think I was smiling the entire time!