Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Off Season
In other news, I have somewhat of a resolution about my foot. Last week my physical therapist recommended I see a sports med doctor to rule out a stress fracture. On Friday I headed uptown to visit Dr. Mark Klion at Manhattan Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Klion is a serious athlete so I knew I would be in good hands. He has completed eight Ironman distance races, including Kona in 2000/2001. He also serves as the co-medical director for the New York City Triathlon! I had a great experience there, quick and friendly service, x-ray on site, and no waiting! Dr. Klion inspected my foot and then sent me for an x-ray. I'm happy to report that there was no stress fracture and nothing unusual in the scans. However, we talked about my training and my goals and he strongly encouraged me not to do the marathon this year. Even if my foot was 100% healed, which it's not, I still only had 6 weeks left to train for the marathon. With my longest run to date 13 miles he just didn't think it was safe. So, I took his advice and I've officially decided not to do the marathon this year. I am mega bummed, but it was the right decision.
I didn't have much time to bad sad though because I hopped a plane Friday night and headed to Minnesota to meet my new niece, Berit.