That kind of sounded like Kate when I told her that my right leg has been going numb randomly and that my arm is just limp and weak. In a way that only Kate can she said "Lets think about this. You are only five months out from fusion on your neck. You are putting your neck under a tremendous amount of stress while running or on the bike. That is causing the pain and is effecting your ulnar nerve. The usual time table is a year for someone to get back to doing what you have been doing. Either start stretching more or don't do anything."
Having an athletic trainer for a wife is good and bad but mostly good. She is right, she knows my body and knows that I probably shouldn't be on the bike or looking to do a 50k or marathon in November. She also knows that running and cycling is my "life". Three months of sitting on my butt and getting fat is pissing me off, if I'm not moving I feel useless. I need the bike and I need to run. I need to do that because of my diabetes. I'm a better diabetic and person when I run and bike, I'm competitive and chased down a runner the other day because I needed to win!! It was a casual run at 6am but still I needed to pass him.
The question I'm asking myself is do I keep going or do I take a slower approach and throw away my entire 2018 racing season. In a week we will know the answer, ever since Kate and I have met I have run a ten mile local race. It is our race and I look forward to it every year. That race is in doubt and that hurts because I'm fine, I can run. I didn't run the NYC half because my neck was just operated on. I'm an athlete and if I can walk or run I'm going to race. Am I causing more damage? No, but the runs and bike rides test me. In one week we will see if I will have a 2018 racing season, if I won't I will be okay but it will be tough not racing until the spring of 2019.