That little injury of my right foot has been diagnosed as a Morton’s Neuroma. My doc ruled out a stress fracture by way of x-ray. I was resigned to this, but then remembered a chiropractor who had been part of my running group and specialized in Active Release Therapy (ART). I’m a big believer in this therapy because it helped me tremendously when I was training for my marathons.
I made an appointment and saw one of her colleagues last week. She did ART, dry needling, and applied kinesio tape. It helped. I saw her again yesterday.
But my training, between this injury and a trip to NYC, has suffered. I think I will be fine with the swim, and I can finish the bike ride, but it will be hard. The “run” is probably going to be a walk or even a limp. That’s not the way I wanted this to be, but I would rather finish poorly than not participate at all.
I ordered a new running dress last week. I will wear that over a tri suit once the swim is finished. I like the way they look and feel. I still need to get a new tri top. I have a couple of old ones, but spandex is a tricky fabric and becomes transparent after a time.
I’m excited about the race and the training. I just wish I had more time to devote to it. This weekend I may try a 3/4 tri. Not all of the distances, but maybe 3/4 of them. Just to get a feel for what I need to accomplish in the next five weeks.
I’m incredibly grateful my old body will still do this. What a blessing.