The Road to Recovery

A short post on my recovery.  I'm continuing to progress bit by bit.  I ran three days in a row this week for the first time in months (9 miles, 11.5 miles, and 9 miles).  The great thing about this isn't so much that I ran, but how I felt during and after.  As I continue to increase the distance and frequency of my runs, I don't seem to be any worse for the wear.  In other words, it all seems sustainable, which was formerly not the case (when I would feel good for a run or two, but with continued running, my condition would worsen).  

Additionally, I saw Dr. Settergren for some ART this morning, and he said that my Achilles loosened up nicely and felt looser than it's been in a long time.  And this after the greatest stress (volume wise) that it's had in months.  So while I'm still a little concerned about the tenderness of the Achilles to the touch (a bit of the ART can be fairly painful), things are certainly still moving in the right direction.  

I see Dr. Nicola at the UIC Sports Med clinic on Thursday next week (Nov. 15), so we'll see what he has to say as well.  I'm planning on doing a 13 miler this weekend, and I'm of course staying on top of the little things: lots of static stretching, dynamic balancing and strengthening work, eccentric calves, self-massage, and ice.

Finally, I got another picture of the Pumpkins in the Park race from my friend Dave Strubbe (that's him in front of me in the picture)—too good not to share. :)



3 comments:

  1. Keep this going please, great job!
    My page :: I'M

    ReplyDelete
  2. للحفاظ على صحتك انضم الى شركة تنظيف خزانات بمكة حتى تضمن مياه نقية لك ولعائلتك ، كما يمكن لشركة عزل خزانات بمكة القيام بأعمال الصيانة والعزل لخزاناتك باستخدام مواد ممتازة وتعيش لمدة أطول.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like the post format as you create user engagement in the complete article. It seems round up of all published posts. Thanks for gauging the informative posts. cara menggugurkan kandungan

    ReplyDelete