Running is going well, well until Tuesday. I had been slowing upping my quarter mile segments and for whatever reason, when I upped my walking to 3 miles and my quarter mile segments to 1.25 miles of segments, my leg started hurting. Like really hurting. Like panic mode hurt. This was my biggest fear, to be back at square one, and I thought we were back there and then some. I had felt fine during our walk/run, but I noticed my leg was tight during the running portion. I was going slow in order to help mom keep a comfortable pace, but something during that run triggered pain. Afterwards it got more and more sore and of course I had had PT the night before, so I couldn't tell exactly where the soreness was due to the aches and pains that PT causes. I knew I had some muscle soreness on the outside of my leg, but I felt that spot that had been bothering me was hurting and that the spot had actually gone from about the size of a dime to more like a half dollar size of pain. I iced and prayed.
I had another PT visit last night and I just wanted to cry when I saw him. I really thought I had some how screwed up everything, all the hard work we had done. He took one look at me and took me back to the treatment room, where he used a tuning fork to determine that NO it was NOT a stress fracture at all. Long story short, after some painful massage, my leg felt 1000 X better. I was instructed to keep running and doing what I was doing at to just expect some pain along the way. I felt SO much relief. He actually put me on a treadmill last night and let me run some so he could watch, and he said my bio mechanics look so much better now. My right foot still wants to turn out slightly but honestly, the left leg is the one I have been focusing much of my attention to. My hips are getting tons stronger and I have moved up to the highest resistance on my resistance band work. I am ready to run again tonight and see how it does. Mom and I completed a 5 K with 1.25 miles total of running segments and we finished in around 48 minutes. I am excited for race day so that we can push it and try to get her a PR! Her PB is around 47 and with the stopping we had to do the other night due to ice and a dog chasing us, I think we can do it.