Sunday, February 14, 2010
The picture on the left is after the race on Sunday. Cathy and Marny didn't leave until late that evening so they came home and met Chloe and another Running Mom (Cindy) came over to meet the crew.
The inventory: It seems I might have a case of Runner's Knee, I looked up the pain I am having and it seems to match up. A little time off should cure that. My right foot has a tendon that is super tight. Other than that all soreness is just muscular. Think I might just need another week of doing almost nothing. I tried a run/walk this evening and it was just too dang painful to run for long and I have no reason to push it. The next race coming down the pipe is Cathy's Marathon in March and then Boston in April. So I think for now I will take things slow and see if I can get my legs back up to speed before launching into my Boston training.
I am sure some of you are wondering about the Back, well I saw the MRI and sure enough that disc is herniated. It looks painful :). There is this bulge that you can see is pressing against the spinal cord forcing it to bulge as well. Here is the wacky thing, my back no longer hurts. The doc said she couldn't explain it but, I am telling you around mile 60 my back no longer hurt and hasn't since. I can stand straight, I can bend backwards, you name it, I can do it. What I deduce from this is: If you have a herniated disc the only real cure is a good 60 mile run. Happy Running All.