Walked a half mile in my shoes

Today was a small accomplishment - I managed to walk 13 city blocks tonight in one stretch! Approximately a little over a half mile, roughly 1300 steps. Not a record breaking time as it took me 25 minutes to do this including having to stop for a few red lights along the way, but I did not sit down until reaching the end.  It was a great feeling.  Why 13 blocks? Well, that was the distance from my office to my husband’s office and this was a walk I did many times pre-injury.  We were in the habit of meeting up when we finished work and walk all the way home together.  Tonight we took a cab for the remainder of the trip as that would have been another few miles, but I’m looking forward to the day when we can resume walking all the way home in the evenings.  When we did get home I had to immediately ice and elevate my leg as it seems I had a lovely swollen  ”cankel”  for my effort.  I’m getting used to the swelling, but hope that that will subside in time as I continue to progress.

One Response to “Walked a half mile in my shoes”

  1. I’m almost 16 weeks and I have very little swelling even after walking a lot during my regular work day. What a little swelling I do get goes away when I elevate my leg. Keep it up.

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