My latest doctor visit did not go quite as planned. Sure, I got the go ahead to resume most physical activity. I can go back to yoga. I can wear real shoes. But I can’t run. Sure, I expected that. At my appointment a month ago, he said it would be 6 weeks before I could start again. But he is a lying liar.
No, I don’t have to wait 2 more WEEKS. I have to wait 2 more MONTHS! I don’t think I can run in the pool for 8 weeks without losing my sanity. Of course I want my foot to heal completely and not end up where I started on November 9, but I’m really getting antsy to run again. Watching Mark train for a half marathon isn’t helping the matter either.
At least I had this to cheer me up.
So which is better for an injured runner: elliptical or spinning? Leave a comment and let me know!
^^ That was my original post. Since I wrote it, I’ve had a little time to get perspective on my situation. I’ve also been able to go for a walk and do upper AND lower body weights. And the fact is, my foot hurts alot and I’ve lost quite a bit of fitness in the last couple of months, no matter how much I ran in the pool. Even if I wanted to start running right now I’d just end up out of breath and frustrated. I need to take the next month and a half to lift, cross train, and regain my cardio vascular fitness, so when I do start running, I’ll be setting myself up for success.