2.5 years out - best advice: RELAX and BE PATIENT


I’m just about 2 1/2 years from my injury.  Time flies.  I’m extremely happy to say that I’ve made almost a full recovery from this injury.  The only reason I say "almost" is that I haven’t fully thrown myself back into training yet.  I’ve not run any road races yet, but I run a couple of times a week.  No serious training.  I can run and jump.  I’ve run up to 5 miles at 7 minute/mile pace.  And I can jump, hop fences when needed.  More importantly is that I can work in my yard for hours at a time without pain.  Time really does make the difference with this injury.  There is no way to accelerate the recovery on this injury (unless maybe you’re a pro athlete with PTs and Drs at your disposal).  You almost have to be "lazy" the first 6 months.  And then gradually start to increase your PT over the next year.  I’d say that with my set backs - always from just doing too much - it took me a good year and a half to get back to "normal".

Be PATIENT and expect to not be back to "normal" for at least a year.  It will go by quicker than you think.

2 Responses to “2.5 years out - best advice: RELAX and BE PATIENT”

  1. So good to read this. 2.5 years is a long time! What exactly did you have done?

    I had bone spurs removed from my heal with AT detachment for 90%. Brutal.

    I know what you mean about the first 6 months. I was off running for 6 months and I have been slowly running since April 2018. I just ran 12 miles this morning. Pretty much pain free. I have good days and bad days. I also need to have my other heel done as well, but the mental grind of having to do all this again is KILLING ME!

  2. LOL wsfost02! I did the other foot this year because the pain was getting bad! My right foot feels soooo good 1.5+ years after getting it fixed. So when the pain gets bad enough you’ll be ready to do the other foot. :)

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