Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Ran a Mile!

So last night was week three of physical therapy, and I'm happy to report that this runner is backkkkk!!!!!!

Yes, all of those exclamation points are necessary. With much deserved attention given to my feet by my PT, he figured out that the reason for my foot pain is caused by structure. He said I'm much stronger than I've ever been in my hips and legs, so it's all about orthotics at this point.

So, we figured out that the Superfeet that I had in my shoes were not supportive enough for my right foot, and I bought another $45 pair of inserts. Then, I ran: 1 mile in 11:05. Normally, this time would be extremely discouraging since I'm much speedier, but the fact that I even ran a mile was unbelievably fantastic.

Next steps are adding a half mile every other day to my runs as long as I don't have any pain while running. My PT wants me to email him on Monday to check in and see how things are going. If all is going well, then I get to graduate from PT. All I can say is: YAY!

And now my mind is ready to start looking at potential spring races....still dying to go sub-2 in the half marathon category before tackling NYC Marathon next year. Who wants to do a fun spring race?

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11 comments:

Jess @ Pretty Physicist said...

That's amazing! I'm so happy for you. I haven't gotten cleared to run yet, but I have gotten cleared for the elliptical ... so small steps for me!

Leigh said...

Wooo hoo! So glad to hear that things are coming along with your foot :)

Krista said...

So happy you are re-united with running!

Lauren said...

glad to see you are back on the road!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! So exciting! Hope you continue to run pain-free :)

Kristine said...

awesome! welcome back to running!!

Heather said...

AMAZING news!!! So happy for you!!!

Meghan said...

YAY! Congrats, lady! I know the return to run program is frustrating, but it is so worth it in the end!

Adam said...

great time

Natalie said...

Awww so happy for you! I know you were super excited!

Janna Renee said...

Yay! I'm so happy that you get to run!!