Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Just a Muscle Strain

I went to the podiatrist yesterday to see if I had a stress fracture--verdict? NO. WOOHOO!! Seems that my very high arches (thanks Mom!!) does bad things to the legs as I run long. So I left with a list of running shoes to buy, a leg immobilizer to sleep with, shoe inserts, a prescription for Celebrex (but also learned that pineapple acts as anti-inflammatory so I'll stock up on that instead), and twice-weekly visits to the physical therapist to learn how to strengthen properly and stretch out the tight calves. I asked him if I should consider being a tri-athlete instead of a marathoner but told him running is my real love, he said I could run til the end of my days as long as I do it right. I LOVE THIS DOC!

So today I see Dr Jaime, the physical therapist, and she'll tell me when to tie on my shoes again! Ohh I'm dying to get out there. And I also just ordered yak-trak, so, baby, I am set!!!! Bring it on!!

10 comments:

Black Knight said...

I think this is the best Xmas gift: you can run til the end of your days (another 100 years more or less)!

Lora said...

Oh gosh--I can't afford to live another 100 years!!

Flatman said...

Oh come on...triathlons are where it's at!

*jeanne* said...

That's interesting about pineapple. I'll start to drink the pineapple-orange juice again, instead of plain OJ!

Bolder said...

so where's this evil sister? i like her, she seems hawt.

thanks for dropping by my blog, and look forward to catching up with you through yours.

take care, bold.

Lora said...

Flatman....I cant swim cuz I never lift my head--I dont know how to breathe!! Isnt that crazy!!

Jeanne--many years of non-inflammation I wish for you!

Bolder--keep tawkin "packages"--and the evil twin cant stay hidden!

Brooklyn said...

I'll trade you some of your high arch for some of my flat feet, OK? Then we'll both be in great shape.

Lora said...

Bklyn,
Let's both wish on that tonite and see what happens in the morning!!

Okolo said...

I vote for Triathlons, only because being a Marathoner *and* a Triathlete is totally cool. :-)

Lora said...

hmmmm...totally cool, huh? I'm thinking about it, trust me. I just need a swim coach....oh and the clothes....I NEED NEW CLOTHES FOR THAT!! sheeeesh! I just got my running wardrobe completed!! This never ends!!