I went for a run tonight for the first time in 13 1/2 weeks!!! My PT ok’d it as long as I took it really easy – like run a block, walk a block, and don’t do anything that hurts. So I picked the flattest, easiest, emptiest path in Riverside Park and tried jogging a few steps. In the beginning, my ankle felt quite stiff and started to hurt after only 30 steps or so (at which time I immediately stopped to walk), but after a while it warmed up a bit and I was able to jog a block or two without stopping. My average pace for the two miles I
walked completed was 15:15 per mile, which is slower than my non-injured walking pace, and it was so hot and humid it felt like swimming on land, but I was still thrilled to be out there!
I’m going to keep taking it really easy and I’m not going to try running every day, but this is a HUGE step for me (no pun intended). I’m finally a runner again!
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