Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Super powerful, fast, running shoes.

When Truman was 3, he'd often put on his tennis shoes and tell us,
"See how fast my super powerful, fast, running shoes can go!"
He'd run up and down our long hallway making us count how many seconds it would take him to make the trip.
He never got tired of doing that.
This year Truman is a sophomore and he made varsity on the track team.  We purchased some awesome track shoes at Sole Runners to give him the best advantage.  All during pre-season things looked promising.  His coach helped him to focus on the events he does best and the season was set for good things to come.  Rick and I showed up to his first meet in Tempe two minutes too late just in time to miss Truman and his team win the 800 meter relay.  I was disappointed we missed it but wasn't too worried because it was only his first run of the season.
And this is his last run of the season, just a few days later.  Truman performed at the Queen Creek Invitational with 30 or so other schools from around Arizona.  He was running injured.  Somewhere along the line he developed a knee injury.  During spring break we took him to the orthopedic doctor where there were x-rays taken and an MRI done and a diagnosis made.

No surgery was needed but the diagnosis which is, IT Band Frictional Syndrome, requires him to stay off running for 6 weeks and intensive physical therapy three times a week for 6 weeks.  Apparently this IT Band number is quite painful and will be something he'll have to work at keeping at bay once the inflammation calms down.

His coach told him he'll have two weeks left in the season to try to make it to state.  None of us are too hopeful that will happen.

1.  Can I get a refund for the athletic fee?  (We pay a pretty penny in Arizona for our kids to participate.)
2.  Do you think Sole Runners will take back those super powerful, fast running shoes (and super expensive)?  They've hardly been worn.

Mama's not happy.

1 comment:

Emily Zoe Hale said...

The super powerful, fast, running shoes! I miss those days...