But there was also a *bit* of a step back. It was actually more like a step that I thought I’d get to take forward, and then didn’t actually get to. After seeing my super-duper ortho surgeon today, he said he was just really worried about me doing anything where I might slip and fall. It wasn’t the running that worried him, it was the risk of taking a misstep and needing to put more weight than I should on the collarbone. There is just a wisp of bone connecting the butterflied center piece to the distal end of the clavicle. There’s a connection between the two – which is great – but it’s very thin right now. I saw the x-ray, and I understand the doctor’s caution. So it will likely be a month until there is enough bone buildup that I can run. Bones take 3 months (about) to fully heal, so it might be two more months, but I’m remaining optimistic that – as I did before this visit – that it will be as soon as it can be.
I’ve got a good plan to balance kicking in the pool, riding my brand new CycleOps trainer, and doing stairmaster. So I’m really looking forward to actually do some “triathlon” training. Not the traditional triathlon – kickboard, ride inside, climb stairs – but a triathlon nonetheless.