Just back from the Doc. My three time surgically repaired back has been giving me fits and kept me off the bike for the last three weeks, and will cost me my Live strong Challenge this weekend.
The doc tells me my right leg is 1.5 inches shorter than my left leg. Odd, it wasn't before and I have a pronounced toe out with my right foot. He seems to think it's related to whole non telescoping right leg issue, which is making walk strangely and making by back hurt, which makes me walk funny,which makes my back hurt, which makes me walk funny, well, yea.
It's a muscular issue, and not structural, but I have lots of new stretches and weight routines to do. The funny thing is, he told me to ride my bike so long as I can tolerate it. He thinks it will be good for helping with stretching. Sadly, I have a relatively low mileage limitation per ride for the next two weeks but it's more than I've been getting in lately.
We've got to work on getting some scar tissue broken lose, and that's probably going to employ new levels of Nano Sucknology I have yet to encounter. At least it's a physical therapy (physio for you Euro and Canadian types) and not another surgery. They would have to catch me before I do that again, not that I'm too hard to catch right now.....
So, I'm building base miles about 5 miles at a time for the next two weeks providing I can actually manage to get my leg over the saddle and get going.