Wednesday, October 28, 2009

...and the [orthopedist] said...

No running for at least a month. No running or other high-impact activity, that is. The x-rays showed evidence of healing going on at least in my left leg--a little bump on the back of the tibia. Also, the pain in my foot is from a Morton's neroma. At first I was glad my foot wasn't broken, but after doing some "googling" I'm not so sure a neuroma is better.  :-\  Guess we'll see if it's recurring. I also discovered that my neuroma does not like my Mizunos--too narrow in the toe.  So I'm wearing my Asics, keeping it low-impact while trying to maintain my cardio fitness and keeping my legs used to at least the motion of running. So far that's just been using an elliptical for 1/2 an hour at a time (30 min limit/machine at the gym) and walking some but not hard (now). I need some kettlebells; that's weights & cardio all in one!

I have been working more on my core lately. Monday I think I eeked out 25 situps; today I did an easy 40! (toes hooked under mats). After some other calisthenics and stretching, I did about 10 more with nothing holding my feet down! Now I just need to improve the pushups--they're so boring!

I told my husband he'd have to do the Thanksgiving 5K with our son, but today he said something about football...


  1. Just found your blog and geez...sounds like you've had a rough time. I'm so sorry about the injury. I read all these blogs where people are injured and it kills me. I don't know what I would do if it happened to me. Heal fast!!