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See the luck I’ve had can make a good man turn bad

January 11, 2009

Being able to walk has raised my spirits.  When I couldn’t put my foot on the ground without experiencing pain, or even as much as put on a sock without pain I felt very far from being able to run.  It was hard to see the light and stay positive especially since I wasn’t able to make inroads with cross-training.  For the past week now I’ve been able to walk pretty normally and I even got in two workouts in the pool.   Building towards my running goals again and not being too far off (relatively) from running again I now feel that I’m in the homestretch of this injury.

It’s hard to gauge how much I should be using my foot these days.  I seem to be able to walk fine on flat ground whereas snow covered sidewalks pose some problems.  In the past few days the unevenness hasn’t given me any sharp pains like earlier in the week, just a dull ache.  I know that putting some weight on my foot will promote healing but there’s obviously some point where too much weight bearing will make the fracture site worse.   I going to go ahead and believe that I’m giving it the proper amount of use. 

Here are a bunch of pics I put up on facebook from the SA trip:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2271788&l=bde27&id=120802091

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One Comment
  1. January 13, 2009 8:49 pm

    you’ll be running sooner than you know it, and with your determination, probably faster as well.

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