Thank you for the advice on my last post about physical therapy. I wore my running shorts. And a big thank you to Virtual Running Buddy and MvM FB friend Suzanne for recommending a physical therapist. Monday’s appointment was a success!
Plus, I got to meet Suzanne…an awesome mom-runner herself!
Chelsea, my fill-in parental guardian, was not able to make my appointment. It was okay, though, because I am over 18 years old and I do have my own insurance…well, it’s Mr. T’s, but you get the picture. Chels, you would’ve been bored hearing all about my symptoms and aches and my hip anteversion and my freakish big toes…oh wait, that’s what I talk about on here.
Well, anyway, if you’re still reading and want to hear about it, I’ll post more details about the cause of my shin soreness later. For now, the short story:
It’s basically GOOD. I can run my little 30-minute runs during the week and I can do a shorter long run (make sense?) on Sunday. I must ice afterward, and I must work on the muscle memory exercises that I was given. I will go back next week to see my PT again or, hopefully, get evaluated by their running expert, who helped Suzanne go from walking with a cane to Boston. Amazing!
Thanks so much for all the comments and the advice and well-wishes. I love the running community. Such nice people, so supportive of each other. Thank you!
If I can pass on anything that I learned today, it would be to look into ways of preventing what ails you. Don’t run through it. It’s okay to be a little paranoid.