On Monday I met with my sports podiatrist. I got my orthotics. I asked, “When can I run again?”
“Well,” he said. “Twelve weeks for sure, but 16 is better.”
I asked for specific dates and he said to count 16 from May/12 from when I first went to see him in June. So, September 10th.
“But I have a 10K at the end of September,” I whined. He said I could do it, but I would have to run-walk.
I feel ready. I want to get outside. I’m going to start walking first. Tomorrow. And I’m taking the dog with me.
You might be surprised at how quickly (and safely) you can be ready for a 10K with the base you've built over the last year. After I ran the marathon in March, I cut way, way back — but I haven't felt much of a loss in cardiovascular fitness. I baby my knees and ankles, but I *can* run much more than I *should*.
YAY!!! So soon. 😀 Follow the doctor's advice but I'm celebrating with you that you're almost there!
I'm sure that felt like eternity but 9/10 is right around the corner–hang in there!
Enjoy your walks, be positive and keep cross training – that will make the time go by faster and keep you ready for your race.
Get out there and walk, because you'll be running real soon now 🙂 🙂
I'm hoping Sept. 10 gets here soon for you… not so much for me because I don't have a game to cover on Sept. 4 and I want to enjoy Labor Day weekend, but I hope you get to Sept. 10 before I do :)No, seriously, you are doing great in keeping yourself occupied and sane (dog-yelling notwithstanding) and healthy while not running. Eventually, all this will make you stronger.
at least he's letting you count from back in june, and not from this week! hang in there, you will be running soon.
Yay! You'll do great!! And 16 weeks of healing instead of 12? you'll be super healed!! Come back smart though!! I'm excited for you te back out there running again!!
Woohoo! YOu have a date to look forward to! This is great Kerrie! Run-walking is a good way to start – remember I had to do that for several months and it really paid off. Just dn't rush it too much & you'll be back!
Yes!! You can run/walk the 10K with ME! 🙂
I almost had a heart attack; for a second I thought you meant 16 weeks from NOW!Hang in there!! I'm sure it seems far away, but you are on the home stretch!
You are ALMOST there!! Hang in there.
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That's great that you can start running again! I tend to avoid dogs during my runs, but I guess it's different when it's your own dog!I've added you to my blog of running moms!