High Heels and Hiking (not at the same time)

This week I had to go to a “Very Important Meeting”. I just felt so silly wearing my nice skirt with my frumpy old Grandma shoes (the backless sneaker things that are the same style as my 72 year old Mom wears–ugh) I took courage in hand and strapped on a pair of 3″ wedge sandels. Now, I never had to wear wedges in my boot (and I never had casts…went right from my surgery into a boot) But I assume those shoes did what wedges in a  boot or shoes do–and they were surprisingly VERY comfortable! I’d been worried about walking around in them, but it wasn’t a problem at all. My AT and heel felt really good all day. I’m still glad that I don’t have to wear dress clothes every day, but it was nice for that one day.

Yesterday I did a 4.5 hour hike up and down  Mount Monadnock in NH with 3 other personal trainers and a yoga instuctor. We all work together and this was a “team building/fun” outing . One of the trainers is my boss, who had knee surgery just after I had my AT surgery, and the same Ortho did both of our surgeries. We got a photo to send to the Ortho of the two of us standing at the top of the mountian. Ha, getting UP the mountain was a little challenging. Getting back DOWN was the hard part! Today my upper body is sore, especially my triceps from sitting on the edges of the large rocks and lowering myself with my arms instead of leaping down. My AT is just a little tender, but not really painful.

I’ve hiked in Colorado and the Grand Canyon…I found this little rocky mountian way harder than either of those. I’m sure it’s from being out of shape and being so protective of my AT (and thinking about the OTHER AT the whole time!) I had fun and I am glad to have tested the foot like this. It didn’t really hurt much during the hike and didn’t swell until I got my shoes off. If I can figure out how to get the photos off my phone and onto my blog, I’ll post some later! Next up: hiking the White Mountains in NH!

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    Hala said,

    September 16, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    Sounds good progress - both the heels and the hiking, both of which I aspire to at my current 19 weeks. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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    starshep said,

    September 16, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Good to hear of your accomplishments. I put on a pair of dress shoes a few weeks ago for the first time since my ATR. Being that they are guy shoes, the heel isn’t very high but I did notice my heel absorbing a lot of shock when I would come down on the heel of my shoe while walking. I installed a pair of gel heel insert and they really helped.

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    sheena said,

    September 27, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Yes I wore wedges before I re ruotured and it was relly comfy! My only concern was going over on them sideways. will be a little while now, next summer! Great news on your run.

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