Things have gone very well with my leg. I have been following all of my doctor's instructions, including the "Walk as much as possible" suggestion. So, I walked 12 miles on the treadmill on Sunday. That's right, I said 12 miles. Walking. On a treadmill. To be honest, it wasn't bad at all. I can hook my laptop up to our television in our workout room, so I streamed Spirit of the Marathon, which I'd already seen, but it had been a few years. Then, I watched Love and Other Drugs (quite enjoyed it). Total time to do the walk was about 3 1/2 hours. Yowza!
My sutures were really bothering me, and Sunday one totally disappeared. Where did it go? Who knows. The only real discomfort I was feeling was itchiness, and annoyance when the sutures would get stuck in the inseam of my pants.
So, today, I had my final follow up with my doctor and I'm delighted to announce that I'm back at 100%. My sutures were removed, and I'm cleared to run, swim, scuba dive and do whatever I want to. Hooray!! To be honest, I don't even really feel like I've fallen that far behind in my training. I mean, I walked quite a bit, and even though that's not running, you'd think that I haven't lost any stamina. Still, I won't go too far this weekend on my run. I have one more long run before the race in Indianapolis.
Todd has been in Florida since Thursday, and I miss him terribly. He arrived home today, so I'm excited to spend time with him tonight. He was helping his parents out around their house and just going for a general little visit. We spent almost an hour on Skype last night. Anyway, as a result I'm not going to try out running tonight so that I can devote all of my time tonight to him.
I've got some photos of my leg, but I'll have to post them later because I don't have them right now. Stay tuned.