Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I'm all signed up for my next half marathon! I'll be running the Wild Half at the Jersey shore in August. I have to be honest, I'm not where I thought I'd be as I embark on my training for this half. If you remember, DC, was a wonderful, yet brutal, experience. I was off for a week and didn't have any improvement, so into a boot I went...for 3 weeks. After multiple visits to my wonderful sports medicine doctor at PennMed, x-rays, and an mri, it turns out that it was ligament subloxation (basically the ligament, in my case both, rolls out of place). My family doctor said that I have more "wobble" in my ankles than most people. It will likely happen again, possibly to the other ankle too. So after the boot came the brace and the physical therapy. And the brace is now my newest running accessory. It's not the worst thing in the world, but I do feel like I'm starting all over again, and that is what bothers me.
I've been running 2 or 3 miles at least 3 days a week for about a month (which is frustrating since I was running 13 in March). I'm also continuing with my physical therapy exercises, boring but totally necessary. And I've stepped up the cross training. So I'm going into this slower, but stronger...I think.
I'll keep updating as I make my way through training, many bags of frozen peas (way better than ice) and cross the finish line on the beach of the Wildwoods.
Bring it on Wild Half!