Today I had my third appointment with my osteopath and it was an exciting day.
When I first arrived we talked about how I have been feeling and I mentioned that my foot was a little more sore today compared to other days. We talked about my appointment for massage and what Dean had done last week. We then talked about what Cameron would be doing today.
He did myofascial release work to my right leg and foot. For the most part this didn’t feel too bad until he got to a spot on my quad not far from my knee towards the outside. I would like to say it was probably my IT band but not certain. As he rubbed over that area I took in a deep breath and my body wanted to move but I did my best to stay where I was. I had my appointment at 10:00am this morning and the area is a bit sore to touch this evening.
He continued to move up and down my leg and would tell me to do different movements with my foot and leg. Sometimes I would curve my just my foot to the right and then the left as he moved his hand up my calf. When he was working on my quad area he would have me turn my leg over from leg to right. When he was working on my foot he had me move my foot slowly up and down like I was pushing the gas pedal. As my foot went down he could feel my foot struggle to go down smoothly. He said to me that there was a build up and the muscle was tight. I am sure he used differently terminology but basically that was the jest. He then said that once the fascia released and loosened then I wouldn’t have pain. I then asked him “Will that be today?” He laughed and said no. I was just being silly but hoping for the best.
I then let him know that there was a 12k race in Cedar on Sunday that is part of the Island Series. I asked if I could walk it and he said “I would like to get you running.” I was happy to hear that and he told me to do a small run on a trail on Friday and see how I felt. I told him he had to give me a specific distance I could run because I need those kind of details. He told me 5km and I was so excited. I am going to give it a go and if I feel good I was told that I can run my 12k race on Sunday. So, if you could spare a minute please send me good thoughts for Friday.
I have already told myself that if I feel good after Friday that I won’t try to run the race on Sunday like I did last year. I don’t have anything to prove and I will just be happy to be out running. I will take it one step at a time because I want to move forward and not back.
On Monday this week I was supposed to start my marathon training for the Blue Nose Marathon in May but I am thinking I will have to reconsider this run. I want to be able to train properly and feel my best for it so to those of you in Nova Scotia reading this I don’t think I will be back in May. I will be back for a visit soon though I promise.
So, did you have any good news today? Anything exciting happen for you? How was your run today?