Monday, January 24, 2011

Progress!!!

I ran (well, ran/walked) for 45"! on a treadmill! before PT today, and then went right up for my appointment.  PT Joe says . . . I am recovering very, very well!  I ran mostly pain-free, with just a little achey-ness in the joint and a touch behind the knee, but none of that ouchy! oh shit! ITB pain.  The ache represents lingering inflammation and is to be expected.  Considering I skied (downhill) for a couple hours this morning, then the run on top of it, Joe says I am doing wonderfully well.  He then proceeded to rub and ice and rub the knee some more for like half an hour.  Oh, how I love PT . . .

He's given me a become-a-runner-again schedule, one that I am totally psyched about: run/walk intervals of 3" x 45" three times a week for two weeks (being really sure to ice afterwards, and stretch the quads in the middle), and if I remain mostly pain free, then drop the walking.  Then see him again.

So what this really means is, if all goes well, by mid-February I should be running/no walking and then can get back to base-building or milage building or whatever I want, don't look back, oboy I might be a running runner again in just a couple of weeks!  WHOPPEE!

(I sooooo feel like I have really dodged a bullet here, I read of other folks that struggle for months and months with the same injury, and here I am looking at getting back in real action in just a couple more weeks.  I know I shouldn't be counting my chickens yet, but I really feel like I am over the hump with this and I'm just very, very pleased.)

12 comments:

misszippy said...

Hi--Just found your blog and I think there was a reason for this! I too am struggling with ITBS and so sad about it. I'd love to "chat" with you about what worked/didn't for you since you seem to be headed in the right direction!

ShutUpandRun said...

Awesome, incredible for you!

Iron Mike said...

It's about damn time.
First you're all, "Dude! Lucky me! ITBS! I am blessed!"
Now you suggest maybe it wasn't the most positive diagnosis. Ha.

I really hope there's not an upperbody ITB involved in the production of pushups.

Runners Fuel said...

great progress!!

Rose said...

I am totally going to make tempeh brain things for my Halloween party this year, because you're totally right about how it looks. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rose said...

Onions: I'd love to know if I taste onions the same as other people, and just don't like it, or if they taste different to me.

I wish I liked onions, because it would be so much easier. There are so many delicious things that have been ruined for me due to onions. And picking them out of things sucks.

But, yeah, gross.

My poor husband makes (according to him) AMAZING onion soup. I don't let him cook it at home, though, because (according to him) the house would smell like onions for days.

Rose said...

Sidewalk is so unforgiving when it comes to falling. I do prefer to trail run. Once DST kicks in, most of my runs will be on the trail again.

Lauren said...

No more skiing (because I'm jealous). Kidding aside, best of luck on your recovery. (I think I have had just about every injury there is, because I am a stupid oops "uneducated runner.") If there's any one thing I would take with me on a deserted island, it would be a foam roller. If you don't have one (or I missed it in your blog) ask your PT about it. It does wonders. Best of luck!

funderson said...

progress=good!
I'm not sure about Goblin Valley. I guess we'll have to wait and see if they update their site for 2011. You should come out here some year for the Sage Burner in May. It's a kick in the pants since it's so early in the season, but so pretty. http://www.western.edu/academics/ess/sage-burner

funderson said...

Hey! Check this one out too... It's a kick in the pants hill, but JP and I just started early last time and hiked up it. We got lapped WAY later than expected so totally awesome...
http://www.leadkingloop25k.com/

Rose said...

I did eat a family sized can of beans last night for dinner. That was the main course to the fart party.

Ulyana said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!