Doctor's visit on Tuesday was to go over the CT scans from last week. The good news: cartilage in the knees are good and there are no tears in the muscles or tendons. All looks good. The bad news: left IT band is tight as all hell and is the cause of my knee pains. The doc shot my knee up with a cortisone and sent me off to get some PT. The next day my knee was feeling GREAT!! I wanted to test it out,.... but unfortunately I've been benched for at least 3 more weeks.
I went to PT on Friday. I'll be working with a lady that really knows her stuff. She showed me a whole bunch of stretches I should be doing and gave me a deep massage from hell on the IT band. But it felt great.... afterwards. I explained to her my dilemma of my upcoming marathon. Which her reply was "we'll see how you do the next couple weeks"... I wanted to hear something more like "Don't worry, I'll get you fixed and guarantee you a PR at Boston!" and we would of high fived and life would have been awesome!!
I'm scheduled to go to PT Tuesdays and Thursdays for at least the next 3 weeks.
But then reality sank in. Even if I get things back in somewhat pain free order. A whole month of training (if lucky) has gone out the window. What can I do? How can I do it? My head spins with all these thoughts. I'm trying not to worry myself about this, but I can't help it. I'll deal with it, when\if the time comes. I welcome any advise.
I like this idea
Will look into it!!
For now, the PT lady said I can run, BUT to keep it 2-3 miles with walks in between miles or as soon as I feel discomfort and only 2-3 times a week with NO consecutive days of running. I plan on doing a couple miles this week to try it out.
That's it for now. Enjoy your runs everyone! Do some for me!!