injury update


Kerry Neilson

Hi everyone.

I quit running July 27th after a several month battle with shin pain that turned out to be a stress
fracture. I went to a sports medicine clinic in early December. I learned there that the stress
fracture was completely healed. However, I was far from normal. I has over-calcification on the
outer layer of the bone. I was told that it takes more like a year or more for this to heal. He
suggested I start biking. I may, but not yet. I was fitted for some orthoitcs and have begun the
process of wearing hard plastic in all my shoes now. He put me on a running program that he says
he's used on some "real" runners before. I get to start with 8 minutes every other day. Yippee. I
was told that there will be a ceiling to how much I can run, but hopefully it's significant. I
suppose I could live with being limited to only running 45 minutes, but I couldn't take it if that
limit turns out to be 15 minutes.

At any rate, I ran 8 minutes today. Sweet.