He said I can resume running, as long as I use good sense. His suggestion was to start with an easy mile a few times a week but absolutely STOP if leg or groin pain return. His suggested time frame before the next attempt, should pain return, was 6 weeks. He still insists that if I heal properly, I won't be totally "well" for 6-12 months. I asked if I might aggravate things by trying to run. His reply was "maybe, but you could also do it while sitting around". I'm excited at the promise of being a runner again but I have to keep my good sense about me.
He said that by the looks of the xrays, surgery wouldn't be necessary, at least not now. He also told me that if running does cause pains but I can function normally by not running, he wouldn't consider surgery soley for the purpose of me returning to competitive racing. That's fair enough.
That all sounds promising and good Ray. So, what is your plan? Run a few miles every other day? Mix walking with running? I have my fingers and toes crossed for you.
Well, we have a vacation planned for the 3rd week in August at our cabin in the U.P. of Michigan. I was counting on some good bike riding on the flat land up there. I always enjoy our trips up there as it's flat country and a welcome break from the heat & hills of Ky.
I think I may hold off until September to lay out a game plan. I will try a one mile run this weekend and see what happens. If all is well, I may do a few more next week.
Sounds like great news Ray. But does Crazy Ray really have good sense?
Be smart my friend, I wish you well, you've done well on that bike.
I think I can find some real quick. I've grown to like the bike and the challenges it offers. Should the running prove to be viable, I'll probably be a duathlete.
That's great new Ray. <<Clapping>>
I know you'll behave!
At this point (and age) I don't have a choice. It's time to grow up just a little and do the best thing.
I like the sound of that Ray!
Take it slow and easy my CRAZY friend
That is great news!!!
Awesome News, Ray! Good Sense to a runner could mean a number of different things, IMO
. Take it easy, take it slow.
Hey Ray, that is great! It is so smart that you've stuck with the bike, too, and have learned to enjoy it so much. Good luck with the return to running, but, as all have said, take it slow - better a bit more time off now than 6-12 months off in the future.
What a fish ..... I can smell it grilling now
2006-08-05 7:09 AM
What great news Ray. It's glad to hear you will get back out there a little. Easy does it!
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