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inspiration on a leg scooter, doing the big loop

September 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments

The NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile Race is the shortest race of the year, and it has always been one of my favorites. The race takes place on the first day of autumn when the weather is cool but not cold, and you get to sprint down the Museum Mile with the crowd cheering you on. On top of that, the course is slightly downhill so it really feels like you can just roll to the finish line. My first Fifth Avenue Mile run was back in year 2000, and I’ve run a total of four of these races so far. My fastest time was in 2000, and my second fastest was this past Sunday.
I was about 12 seconds off of my personal best, so I feel pretty good about my run.

After the race, I ate an apple, walked up to the boat house enjoying the nice autumn air, and drank some water and started running the remainder of miles, which amounted to 2 laps around the Central Park (plus a few avenues) to complete the 14 miles for the day. I am following the Hal Higdon Marathon 3 program, with some modifications.. mostly because some days I just can’t get out to run due to work, life, etc.

During my 2nd lap, as I was approaching the big hill on the north end of the park, I saw someone in a leg cast on a leg scooter pushing hard running/rolling along with the other runners and bikers. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

I have come across people on the streets with a leg cast on crutches laboring away on the sidewalk or gingerly stepping out of a cab. I have seen others in a cast on a leg scooter going around the city streets, but I have never seen anyone on a leg scooter pushing and running the full Central Park loop amongst other joggers and bicyclists.

So I jogged alongside her to say that it was great to see her running and getting exercise despite her injury. She said that she slipped and fell at home, rupturing her posterior tibial tendon and the tendon sublaxed out of its groove. And she also tore the retinaculum. I did mention the AchillesBlog community to her, and that I hoped that she would blog about her recovery experience on the site even if she wasn’t recovering from an Achilles tendon related injury. She had a very positive attitude about her recovery, and it would be great to share her story with everyone on AchillesBlog. (She even agreed to pose for a picture to post on AchillesBlog to share with everyone.)

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She did sign up for her AchillesBlog, and I look forward to reading about her recovery.

Happy healing everyone!

Tags: achilles injury

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron // Sep 24, 2013 at 1:14 am

    This is great. I was going to buy one of those, but decided to just no move around that much. LOL.

    I wish here the best and great story.
    Ron

  • 2 kellygirl // Sep 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    That’s awesome. What a trooper. I hope she posts :)

  • 3 normofthenorth // Sep 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Sounds like a great day all around! And boy, did SHE bump into the right guy! :-)

  • 4 subdigit // Oct 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

    No picture, but I was doing a bike trail earlier in the summer (paved) and came across a lady in a leg boot happily pedaling along on the bike path. It’s not a commute path nor anywhere near anything of interest other than to purely bike just because she still could.

  • 5 amag3232 // Dec 4, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Hi. How do i post a new blog post?.

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