Hello! So this week at physical therapy has been great and terrible. I talked earlier this week about my fears about Tinkerbell Half Marathon- here. I have been enjoying my .5 mile walk on the treadmill, but my ankle has not.
Enter the secrets I keep from my PT.
– I am not taking ibuprofen every day ( Dude, it has been since October. I am NOT taking a medication that long unless it is my Thyroid medication. )
– That I ice 3x a day. Try.. icing if it hurts. Maybe.
-Oh and the giant one?
I AM WALKING TINKERBELL HALF MARATHON NEXT WEEK.
I know. My husband google+ hangout with me a few days ago and it went a little like this:
Deployed Husband ( DH )- So does the foot doc, or PT know you are doing a half marathon next week?
DH- Oh good. So they will wonder why your feet go from injured to swollen and broken?
Me- Yeah. Pretty much.
Is it smart? No. She does this deep massage manipulation (I think she said that) and although my heels are getting to be GREAT! *knocks on wood*
She starts to get into my posterior tendon and I grip the table and bite down kind of pain happened last time and today. ( She has never massaged this area before because it was in too much pain already)
She is barely touching it and It KILLS. I can’t preemptively take medication before the run due to it kills kidneys and what not.
Also it would cause me to be desensitized to my ankles warning signs and I want to be able to know if it is hurting or not so I can evaluate continuing.
Anyways. I am going to post later about my must haves packing for walking the Tinkerbell Half Marathon, stay tuned!