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Doctor’s visit

I just got back from a visit to the podiatrist; they took x-rays and the doctor said it’s highly unlikely I have a stress fracture — he couldn’t tell for sure unless he sent me to a specialist to get it checked out, but based on the x-rays it looks very unlikely.  So after poking a bit at my foot, the doctor taped it up and said to keep the tape on for as long as I can — it lasts generally two days – and to come back in a week to talk about how it’s doing.  He told me to do some walking while my foot is taped up to see if the taping helps.  If so, he’ll prescribe orthotics.  He noticed when I stand up that my feet tend to fall inward and flatten out, so I could benefit from some extra support.

That sounds all right – I told him about wanting to compete in triathlons and he said that will be our goal, to get me running again and able to compete.  Also, he looked at my running shoes and said they were good ones, so it looks like I won’t need a new pair – definitely a good thing!

I can already tell that the taping is helping my foot – in fact, I’m tempted to get some tape for myself to try to copy what the doctor did and keep it wrapped up all week.  Maybe I’ll heal faster that way.

Hello world!

I’m trying an experiment — starting a blog about my training. I’m thinking I might record more details about workouts online than I would on paper. This blog will be mostly for me, although if others want to follow the details of my training, that would be fine. So far, Bike Journal has been sufficient to keep all my stats, but now that I’m adding in running and weights, I have more details to record and need a new place.  Once I add in swimming, it will get even more complicated.  A blog is a good place to record more narratives about my training, if I decide I want to, whereas Bike Journal is not, and paper training diaries can be limiting.  Plus I like the idea of sharing the details with anyone who is interested.

So — we’ll see how this goes.  Details of future workouts to come …