Focusing On The Positives

I’m over here today trying not to dwell on the fact that around this time last year I had just ran a marathon.

Yet, I have not run a single step in almost 12 weeks.

Delaware Marathon 2018

What have I been able to do?

I have recently started spinning quite a bit and I really am enjoying it. I would even venture to say that, for me, it is the closest thing to running. It doesn’t bother my foot at all, thankfully, and so I am able to do it 4-5 times per week.

What’s new with the foot?

I saw my doctor last week and he ordered an MRI since I am still having so much soreness. It is scheduled for next Wednesday.

I am still in Physical therapy a couple of times a week.

I still have a major issue with scar tissue. I do get massage for my scar tissue in PT but she doesn’t massage it for very long. I really felt like I needed an extended amount of work on it to really see improvement in it.

So, I decided to use massage therapy as a option to break up this scar tissue. I have had 2 massages over the last couple of weeks.

The massage therapist I have seen a couple of times (who fixed me for my marathon) was out of town so I saw a new person for the first massage. The massage was not the best, but I did notice a difference at the beginning of this week.

Then I had the second massage with an amazing massage therapist yesterday. While the first massage was painful (which at the time I was totally fine with and figured was to be expected) Jennifer’s technique was more pressure combined with space and lengthening. It feels great today although I haven’t been on it as much as usual. I’m anxious to see if there is any improvement over the next couple of days.

In the meantime I will continue to go to spin and walk as much as possible. As the title suggests I’m just happy that I can do some form of exercise!

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