I don’t have a lot of time but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their sweet comments yesterday and share a quick update. I’m feeling TONS better today. TONS.
My sports podiatrist appointment this morning was great. The soreness I was experiencing is normal and is just fine as long as it goes away the next day. As long as it doesn’t stick around, I’m all good. Yay!
I also asked how you know when you’re done healing and I was basically told I have to wait the 12 weeks from when I stopped running completely, which was three weeks ago. So, nine more weeks without running. At least I know I can continue on the elliptical and the bike.
And I’m going to be doing more pool work: swimming and water running. I might even do the swimming leg of a tri this fall, which would be super fun!
I got molds taken of my feet and the doctor looked at my legs. “Mmmmmhmmm,” he said to himself. “Well, that’s your biggest problem right there.”
Turns out I have hip anteversion (acetabular anteversion I think officially — it’s genetic, too, so I didn’t do it to myself which is good to know). Essentially, this is when your hips are tilted in and it makes your thighs and knees turn in. But the lower leg is normal. This puts a lot of stress on the insides of your lower legs. The custom orthotics will help straighten out my knees. I’m so excited to get them!
We also talked a lot about barefoot running, but I’ll have to save that for another day. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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