First Run Post-Surgery

Hey there! I hope you had a great weekend. I realized over the weekend that it has been almost six weeks since I had my surgery (not five like I had originally thought). So I decided to go for my first run since having a bilateral fasciotomy.

I talk all about my new sneakers and how I felt before and after the run in my latest vlog:

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I ran for a full five minutes which was my goal.

I ran very, very slowly about 15 minute pace because I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure if my shins were going to feel sensitive as they have been. I didn’t know if my calves would feel irritated or sore. I was also very worried about feeling tightness where there shouldn’t be any.

Unfortunately there was some tightness. More in the right leg than the left leg. I go into more detail about this in the vlog.

I see my doctor on Wednesday and hope he can shed some more light into what I am experiencing and what I should do or expect next.

On Sunday I did finally get back into lifting and that felt good, although I am absolutely sure that I am going to be sore after about 8 weeks without lifting! :-O

I’m still having to practice daily management of the swelling in my lower legs and feet, so I keep my elevated most of the time when I’m just sitting around. I think someone is going to miss it when I stop laying around all day :).

Anyway, overall I had a great weekend. Watch the vlog – I bought some new running clothes, unboxed my new shoes (that I bought MONTHS ago), got some new Halloween decorations and chat about the whole first run back experience. All in all a pretty good weekend :).

Have a great Monday!

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  1. October 2, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    I do get a lot of clothes from Old Navy, including active wear. Love that stuff! My only complaint with ON active wear is the lack of little things like zippered key pockets and other pockets. But that doesn’t stop me from buying a lot of it – you can’t pass up those deals 🙂
    So sorry to hear that your first run didn’t go better. That is frustrating!! Hopefully with a little more time things will improve.

    • Kristina
      October 3, 2017 / 6:40 am

      The deals are so good, I’m definitely going back for more!

      I hope so too. Looking forward to seeing my PT tonight and doctor tomorrow. Hopefully they will be able to shed some light for me.

  2. October 2, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Im glad you got to run but Im sorry you experienced tightness! I hope it goes away and that your dr can help you figure out whats going on!

    • Kristina
      October 3, 2017 / 6:41 am

      Thanks Lisa! The saga continues. I know you totally get that!

      Looking forward to seeing my PT and my doctor within the next 24 hours!

  3. Susan
    October 2, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I am hoping you get more answers at your appointment on Wednesday! Keep your chin up, girl.

    • Kristina
      October 3, 2017 / 6:42 am

      Thanks Susan! I suppose I should have anticipated hitting a stumbling block along the way. Fingers crossed that the tightness I felt on Saturday was just temporary or normal and that I overreacted!

  4. October 4, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I don’t buy much running clothes from Old Navy because I feel like it’s the material is somewhat thick (these are my thoughts on the leggings/long running pants), but I do like their shirts!