Just a quick update on my recovery from this last foot surgery.
Basically everything seems to be going great! Only a little pain now. The most troubling issue is the remaining foot numbness . . . essentially the whole foot is numb on the surface. What can't the numbness continue deeper into the bones!! Hahaha! This really isn't a problem . . . it's just that it feels weird and gross to tough my foot . . . like putting lotion on that foot just about grosses me out!
I can walk with very little pain. My longest walk so far has been 3.1 miles. I ran a few steps and that didn't seem to cause me any additional pain. This week my doctor has cleared me to run as I feel I can, but I'm taking it slow. Okay . . . I always go slow! That's not a news flash!
I'm still not wearing normal shoes. I've tried it a few times but my foot starts to hurt after an hour or so. But wearing these Luna sandals with fleece tabby socks works just fine really.
So I plan to start 2015 running . . . and walking. I've entered the Resolution Run 5k on New Years Day . . . I'll walk the vast majority since I haven't run more that 200 yards since surgery! But I'll try to walk fast and run when I can. We'll see what happens! One step at a time.
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