Day 1: Comeback Trail

3 miles very easy… Click here to learn more…

Well I finally got a solid reading of my MRI by an orthopedic physician. I have a small tear in the medial meniscus that leaves a flap that’s catching sometimes. This was causing swelling and some fluid buildup. I also had sprained the medial collateral ligament. However, the doctor did not feel surgery was mandatory and since I had rested the knee he gave me the green light to try to complete my training for the marathon. He gave me a cortisone shot yesterday. Today I wore a knee brace and covered 3 very easy miles.  Easy as in slow, but it wasn’t easy. My body did find that jogging rhythm and I wasn’t out of breath, which are good signs. Overall it went better than I feared but not quite as well as I hoped. I have 7 weeks left to rebuild until the Chicago Marathon October 11, 2015. Thanks for your continuing support on this journey. Click here to support my run!


Posted on August 15, 2015, in Activism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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