I don't have much to report other than mandated rest and recovery due to Michelle. But I did have the least amount of activities according to Strava at a whopping 3 activites for 20km.
I know stellar, but having my first DNF at MEC Fortune Fell that resulted in my lack of activity, but on the bright side it just meant more mandated rest and recovery.
Michelle Update - Timeline
July 7 - As you know it was my first DNF and my Gr. 3 sprain
July 8 - After a trip to the ER ankle was all swollen and I await seeing my doc.
July 10 - After seeing my GP he told me to get an aircast
July 11 - A lot of pain and even the T3's didn't really help much.
July 14 - volunteered at the Hintonburg 5K w/Michelle and saw a lot of people out at the race.
July 16 - Met my saviour to date Dr. Joanna Taylor and was told at least 8 weeks before I can run again!
July 17 - volunteered at the Farm 5/15K with the girls including Michelle.
July 18 - met my EP since my ablation and that's when I received the best news of the NSR since May. I made an appearance at work which was almost impossible to do work when I needed to elevate that Diva Michelle.
July 19 - bruising increased to side of my leg which meant a lot more tearing along the sides of my leg.
July 22 - Made the Runner of the Month with Ottawa Marathon and the most praise to be given to my cankle buddy Michelle
July 23 - Session 2 with Dr. Jo and she did a lot more manipulation and needling...the joy. Also she said time to get rid of that boot and get a more flexible brace! So I did.
July 25 - Session 3 with Dr. Jo and my 1st exposure to Shockwave Therapy.
July 27 - another volunteer gig with Somersault Events seeing the cyclists zoom by.
July 31 - Session 4 with Dr. Jo and more needles and manipulation.
Aug 2 - Session 1 with PT Taylor and she did some more manipulation and allowed me to be on a recumbent bike. W00t!
Aug 6 - Session 5 with Dr. Jo and more of the usual treatment.
Timeline in pics. They may/may not match the dates, but you can see the progress.
|Grades of Sprain|
|Hintonburg 5K Flyby sighting of Becky|
|Yes I felt this way...A LOT!|
|Bruising means more tearing along the leg|
|RO Run Crew and me as a volunteer|
|My girls helping out at the water station|
|Telling my Electrophysiologist the outcome of my Fortune Fell|
|Still bruised and swelling going down finally|
|Elevating and no aircast|
|Bedazzled update with a lace up boot|
|My Saviour and how she loves that we name our major injuries|
|Fast Forward to progress moving to a softer brace|
|K helping with some traction|
|My Cankle buddy Kathy and me with the XMC crew|
Blogger won't let me put videos in so I'm trying a link. Maybe it will work.
Acupuncture w/ Electrical current
Shockwave Therapy #1
Shockwave Therapy #2
I have been honoured to be the July Runner of the Month for Ottawa Marathon and it was very humbling to be selected. I never realized the impact I had on social media and the run community but I was more than happy to be selected. Thank you Run Ottawa/Ottawa Marathon! Oh the link is just the sub-heading 😉
Oh and I was also honoured to be a guest with a new run club Evolve Run Club organized by Trevor and Leah who are very spirited run leaders I met at the Westboro Running Room and have seen cheering runners on and as well at some events on the trails.
|VIP guest me and Michelle|
|Great chat at Bridgehead|