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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