Friday, January 29, 2010

So, the good news is...

... it's not broken. The bad news is... it was broken (probably related to my jump from the boat) but I didn't know it, has since healed, and now I've aggravated it. This after meeting w/the Doc (who is actually a pretty good guy), getting x-rays, an ultrasound, and some more poking and prodding. The good news is I can still swim and bike, just no running or impact producing movements for the next 2-3 weeks, and then we re-assess. I also have a PT regimen to do 3X per day. No meds though, so that's good. I suppose this means any of the x-fit related workouts are out (Max?), and I probably need to reconsider my choice of cycling shoe as well- I have the Specialized Tri-vents with the metatarsal button that will be pushing right into the painful spot.

Thanks for the good vibes folks...

Thought for the day: I spent a considerable amount of time searching for a MD who specializes in sports medicine, but who is also a general practitioner. I'm tired of going to Dr's who don't get it, and whose answer to everything is always "if it hurts, then don't do it". This line of reasoning just isn't acceptable to an athlete. So this was the second time I'd been to this particular practice (the first was for a physical about 6 months ago), and the first time there with any type of injury. I'm happy to say the Doc didn't even consider "stay off your feet and rest" tack, and approached the issue from the perspective I was hoping. Good job Doc, good job. It didn't hurt that there is a life size mural of Peyton Manning painted in the exam room. Go Colts!

Also, read the first paragraph. Heh. Beware the resolutionists


  1. Glad it's not broken. Sorry it was and sorry you have to change your training regimen. Great thing about being a triathlete is that you still have two other sports you can train.

    I know what you are talking about regarding doctors. The standard answer always seems to be rest it for six to eight weeks. I used to bike only - that was it - no swimming, no running, no lifting, just lots of biking. It was very demoralizing when the doc told me no biking for six weeks.

    I met my current GP on a bike ride. He runs as well. I've been thrilled with him as he is very practical.

  2. Hey Mike,

    Hope your foot gets better soon! Total bummer. (((((HealingVibes)))) your way!

  3. Get better Mike and be prepared for catch up (MAX will find the way to get you back on track)

  4. This is good news - it could have been a lot worse, take the advice and modify your workouts - I didn't - I thought I would be ok and ended up out for a couple of months more than I should have!

  5. After I broke my foot and started PT, I was able to walk on treadmill - not the same as running (which I am still not all back yet) but with some incline, it may be an option. I would make sure you get a PT person that is very sports minded and active themselves. They will steer you in the right direction.

  6. Go Colts?! :(

    You can still do CF, just not the running stuff. I lifted with a broken ankle.