"Sentence first, verdict afterwards."
The sentence: No running until I see the PT again next Tuesday - biking is allowed. Spinning is encouraged.
The verdict: Inflammation of one of those tiny ligaments in the foot (on the right side of right foot below and slightly to the back of the fibula). The PT is doing all she can to make sure I get back to running in time to finish training for my marathon. Plus, I'm in luck as she has a student with her this week and this means extra time devoted to me and my ankle. Today, they did stimulation of the ligament with massage, ultra sound, and electrical currents. Then ice. At home, I am to do my exercises; massage; ice; take an anti-inflammatory; and of course not run.
The injury is recent and therefore relatively mild, which means there is a chance I
will might be able to run next week soon. I am extremely grateful for the support I am getting from my PT...I can tell she wants this for me "almost" as much as I do!
Tonight I am going to try out a new spin class. Must make sure to keep the cardio strong. If it seems to do the job, I will go back a few times a week to compensate for the lack of running. I've gone riding every day since I stopped running and I hope to go speed walk on the trails this weekend to work the cardio with climbing. My daughter will join me if the weather if nice...I'd love that!