Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tickle Me Pink Tuesday

I'm beyond tickled pink today. BEYOND!!!

First of all, I met with THE greatest Physical Therapist of all time. I am SO tickled pink. He is a running specialist. People all over the country come to see him and have him rehab them back into the running world. He spent a good hour and half looking me over, reviewing every socket, joint, bone and physiological makeup from my back and hips down. He verified that I did indeed have the body to run. That my hips, knees or back should not be prohibitive to my love for this sport. He actually had me run on the treadmill for a minute. ONE MINUTE! I was running! Okay, just one minute, but I.WAS.RUNNING! He watched my form, watched my gait, watched everything about my body as I ran and as I walked.

He developed some stretches and then turned me over to his athletic trainer, who then developed some exercises to do to get my stability and strength back in all the areas necessary to sustain my body back into my sport.

I left them 2 hours later absolutely exhilirated. I have a stretching program, and exercise program and a running program. Yes, you read that right. A RUNNING PROGRAM!! By Thursday of this week, I will be implementing a mild walk/run program gradually increasing my running time.

I still can't wipe the grin off my face. I was running! I WILL be running!

Secondly, I am not just tickled pink, I am ecstatic that Splenda Daddy is starting my Christmas present. I'm not going to reveal what it is yet, but it is something I have dreamed of having. Something I can't do myself, and he is already starting it. He is making my dream come true! I love that Splenda Daddy!

Finally, I am tickled pink by a little package that came my way today from the lovely Kado. Seriously, she has got to be one of the most thoughtful persons I have ever known. She sent me the NY edition of the paper with the Yankees win all over it. Adding it to my collection and getting it ready for my special room one day just gave me goosebumps!


Kristina P. said...

I'm so glad you found a great doctor!

Martha H. said...

Hooray for you! I'm so happy that you're happy. :)

MaeRae said...

I am so sad that I didn't read this yesterday so I could be tickled pink on Tuesday too. That is AWESOME! will have to wait on the christmas present but still so excited you got to RUN!

tammy said...

Yayness!! So happy that you can start moving again. That Kado is very thoughtful. She sent me a little gift too. Can't wait to see what Splenda is making for you.

Plain Jame said...


Seriously - your PT guy - who does that!!?? He sounds completely amazing! I want him.

kado! said...

I am SOOOOO happy that you get to begin running again and soon!!! Yea for the awesome PT guy!!

Glad you got the newspaper and loved it! You know I'm your source for all local Yankee stuff!

Can't wait to see your Christmas gift!!! Fun!