Monday, June 19, 2006


I went back to the doc last Thursday for my 2nd treatment. In the 7 days since my first treatment I had run 30 miles in 5 days. The running was enough for me to really pinpoint where I was having pain. This 2nd treatment focused more on the sciatic nerve than my first visit.

Friday morning I went for an hour run and there were actually moments when I thought "Damn, my leg feels pretty good."

I ended up just biking about 25 miles on Saturday but could tell that my leg felt good. With having to travel, and it being Father's Day, I took Sunday off too, but again, I could tell my leg still felt good.

This morning I went for an 8 mile run - my longest in about a month - and my leg felt really good. There was some slight pain for about the first 12 minutes and then I almost didn't think about my leg the rest of the run. Putting numbers on it, I'd say I was 75% last Thursday and 90% this morning.

I visited the doc again this afternoon and told him the good news. I have one more appointment scheduled for Wednesday and then I think I'll be on my own. He recommended a couple of books - one of which I've picked up so far. It's called Active Isolated Stretching by Wharton and it has some really intestesting concepts. I just started reading it, so I'm sure you'll hear more about it in the very near future.
Quote of the day:
"Damn, my leg feels pretty good." - me

1 comment:

Mike said...

I'm liking that quote today!
Glad to hear the leg is on the mend...easy does it though...i'm sure I don't need to tell you that. When I got over my little speed bump back in April, I remember I was stressing over every ache and pain, post-run, thinking my injury was coming back! I'm over it now though...
Here's to you throwing down some serious mileage in the near future!