Dear Foundry Sports Medicine staff,
Having injured 3 weeks before my bucket list of running this year's Tokyo Marathon cut my training short even though I was already into my tapering off period. Since the race is a lottery system, I won't know the next chance. Tension raised up to the maximum when I thought of postponing after all the training I went through in between my busy schedules. That's when I came upon the Foundry Sports Medicine. I called in to make an appointment and you took me in right away. I was nervous upon my first visit thinking if I was going to get a very negative verdict. To my surprise, my visit made me feel somewhat confident that I could still make it to the Finish line. Dr. Keith Monchik made sure that I get the adequate amount of rest, and possible treatment before my departure for the race in Japan. MRI was ordered just in case. That was also done the day before I left for Japan and Dr. Monchik called me after his busy surgery schedule on that day to tell me the results.
I knew I would run no matter what outcome it would have been, though I needed to have the reassurance that I had a good chance of achieving my goal. I can not say thank you enough for the support I got before the event. I had the most amazing experience running Tokyo Marathon! Though I must say I actually needed the treatment AFTER running 26.2 miles! - you would not believe how many steps I needed to endure going up and down at the train stations in Tokyo, missing my connecting trains because I could not beat local 80 years old ladies.... Now I am trying to figure out where exactly my pain exists so that I can move onto making a decision on my further treatment. Physical therapy also was ordered right away. Appointment was so smoothly made. I have a very good feeling about me running another marathon soon.
I highly recommend the Foundry Sports Medicine! Also, if anyone would love to try a marathon overseas, I recommend to try Tokyo! Registration will open in August (sell out in the first hour or less - normally goes right into a lottery system). 37,000 runners occupied the city of Tokyo this year. The race was one of the London Olympic Marathon selection, so the elite packs were amazing!
Some photos from the race.
Once again, thank you so very much for the support and care you provide, and I look forward to getting better!