However, he did say that by losing weight, lifting weights, and doing low-impact cardio (like, not running!) I could extend the time before surgery would become inevitable. So in my mind, what I heard him say is that if I lose weight, I can run.
But what I can still do is swim. And I can still bike. And I can still walk. Which means, I can still do triathlons! So this season I'm going to stick with the ladies' events like Mermaid and See Jane Run because they seem less competitive and there are plenty of other walkers at these events. I'm going to work hard on my swimming and biking. And I will walk the run. So I guess it's time to get serious about training for my first triathlon of the season. June is right around the corner!