Aug 07 2008



Posted at 2:44 pm under wks 17-18

I’ve been walk/jogging 3 days a week and lifting 3 days a week.  I rest one.  I look ridiculous running, I’m sure, slightly flat-footed on the left, but I’m making due.  I try to run one min, walk one.  Found that I was more shin-splint prone than I would like and have taken to running in the grass BESIDE the sidewalk, rather than on the actual concrete.  I suppose I’ll build up those shin muscles again someday, too.  I’d rather stick to the grass until I feel like they are getting up to snuff.

Feels good jogging, slowly building endurance.  My leg never swells up any more, but my scar area is getting a little hard (I really need to keep my night-time massage ritual up, I think.  Makes a big difference.  Still limp a little, but it really doesn’t bother me since i’m able to do so many things.  I know it will slowly disappear.  Some people say I don’t limp anymore, but I know better… I can feel it. 

Stair walking is getting more normal.  I try to use the ball of my feet rather than my heel when I do stairs, to strengthen that leg.  Used to just fall immediately–now I have enough strength to keep my ankle from collapsing the moment I shift my weight.  Yay!  No one-legged toe raises, but patience, grasshopper, patience.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Lately…”

  1. damacaron 07 Aug 2008 at 3:58 pm 1

    Good to hear from you erie! I was just thinking this a.m. that we hadn’t heard from you in a while. You’re just 4 weeks ahead of me, you’re definately further along in progress. My doc on Monday said no jogging. So, I have to wait until after my next appt, October 3rd, to see if I can “jog-ish”. Good job on the workouts! I can’t wait to get back into the full swing of things. This half ass stuff is nice sometimes but other times i just think, forget it.

  2. walshieon 07 Aug 2008 at 8:07 pm 2

    Nice Erie!

  3. dennison 07 Aug 2008 at 11:31 pm 3

    eriedutchgirl - looks like you are doing really well. congrats!

  4. johnkon 08 Aug 2008 at 3:44 am 4


    Sounds like your recovery is coming along nicely. Keep up the hard work !

    Johnk :)

  5. kristinatlon 09 Aug 2008 at 10:14 pm 5

    I love to hear that you can run a little. One day…one day…thanks for helping me see that one day I’ll be normal again. :) Great going grasshopper…Run Forrest Run!

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