Well. I ran 1.5 miles today on the treadmill. It felt OK. Initially I had some leg pain. After a little bit I stopped feeling the pain. I felt very happy at about 1.2…
My dilemma is wether or not to go see the Orthopedist while I am at home. My leg is improving. My hip, if I can stop using the ellipitical trainer, is also improving. I'm not sure what the Doctor would tell me, and I thnk part of me just wants to spend some time with him. When I was having all the troubles a few years back, we got to be quite friendly, and I miss him. We still email, but its not the same.
My trainer seems to think I am doing very well. She made a very odd comment this week. She was saying I had really improved and then she remarked that I was definitely much more "alive" than when she first met me. It was such an odd statement I really thought about it. She didnt say I had more energy or more strength, she actually used the word alive. I think this is a good sign. She did warn me though not to overdo the running this week, so I am watching it, and rehabbing very slowly.
I have accepted that my plan for the November Marathon is a wash. I'm still in pretty good shape because I have been swimminng and ellipiticalling and doing a variety of strength routines with the trainer. When I ran today I had to really rein it in, I knew I could go faster, but I didnt think I should yet. I get the odd feeling that I may actually be running a bit faster due to the work on my quads that the ellipitical gives, suddenly I am usinng quads more than gastrocs.
So plan is for a Half Marathon in December…and a FUll in like March…Hmmm.