Yes, that's right! I got my cast off yesterday!!!! And to make matters even better, they let me get on the treadmill and RUN!!!!! Only for 15 minutes, but it was the best 15 minutes of my life...okay, so it wasn't the best...but I would put it at a close 2nd or 3rd in the top 15 minutes of my life. I actually went over my time (cause they weren't paying any attention to me) and ran 15:12, just so that I could see the distance calculator roll over to 1.5 miles...I know...I know...ocd...
So, I am cast-free and I can go to the gym all I want, but I still can only run on the treadmill at PT for at least another week...but hey, that is better than nothing...I never ever ever ever would have thought that I'd be this happy about being able to RUN! But I am. And I can't wait til I can get back out on the pavement!
In shoe-related news, my doc told me to get some new shoes...arg...I've only put 117 miles (well, now 118.5) on these shoes...so, back to rfs to get some new shoes...I'm still gonna get Asics, cause well, I like them, but this time I'm gonna get Landreths because they are made on the same frame as my 2110s but they don't have as much support across the arch (he thinks that I had too much support, causing me to roll my ankles out when I run).
Hey, I forgot to mention: when T and I went to the symphony on Saturday the usher (a very delightful older lady) was asking me what happened, and I responded with "I'm training for a marathon" and we chit-chatted for a sec about my injury and then she said "well, good luck...I can tell you're a pro"....HA....me a PRO....LOVE IT.
(I know that she was probably 80 and to her anyone that ran more than a mile is probably a PRO, but to me for that one moment I was the only PRO she knew, and I loved every minute of it!)