Yesterday was my first day cleared to try and walk normally! And honestly walking normally wasn't a problem to do. No physical therapy needed!!
Went to the Y to be with my Nooners buds. . . Andy, Carol, Joe and me! My surgeon wanted me to keep my walks to no more than a mile and I was all about following his directions precisely.
My friends let me set the pace since they knew I was very limited in what I could do! I started with a decent pace (maybe a 20 minute mile pace) and stopped at one mile exactly! Just like my doctor said! Unfortunately that was about 1/2 mile from the Y so I just walked on back. Let's call it a 1 mile walk with a cool down! Sweet!
By the end I could feel some foot pain but not bad at all. And today I feel fine all things considered!
Oddly . . . my toe has shrunk!
Not a huge amount but definitely noticeable. Without a doubt mt days of being a foot model are now behind me! Unless of course there is a need for a model of weird looking feet!
But all things are looking pretty good right now. I am limited to short walks through December but then maybe I'll be able to extend the distance some and increase the pace to an actual run!! Hopefully so.
I seriously doubt if I'll be doing any long distance running again. Maybe I will be able to . . . but most likely those days are gone. Oddly . . . I'm not missing them though! I believe it will be fun to keep my runs to 5-6 miles maximum. Start running 5ks again!
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