Happy Anniversary Foot!

Still rocking the cankle, 365 days later.

Still rocking the cankle, 365 days later.

Since I’ll be up at Mount Hor tomorrow for a ski race, we’re celebrating a day early! Tomorrow marks a year since my foot surgery. I’m about 80% back to normal; I’ll give myself 100% when I can run on uneven terrain or wear heels to a wedding and be pain free the next day. The latter example is fresh in my mind as I’m still limping around from Saturday night and wincing every time I pronate.

We celebrated this morning with an 8 mile run including a mile of 200 ins and outs, a leg lift and finished up with balance work and a foam roll. Quite a long way from my first steps and Frankenfoot!

3 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary Foot!

  1. Stacey

    Good to see that running after TT surgery is possible! I am 11 weeks post-op tomorrow and each day I feel a little more confident. Definitely have a ways to go, but I haven’t seen much through all my searching (besides your blog) regarding timeline for getting back to running. I’m not cleared to run yet, but I have been walking a lot. I just put my name in the lottery for the 2017 Chicago Marathon, so here’s hoping I am back at it soon! Any words of wisdom?

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    1. Runner Under Pressure Post author

      Thanks for reaching out! My recovery from TT surgery was MUCH easier than the recovery from my compartment syndrome surgery on the same side. I started biking 2 weeks out from surgery, aquajogging at 3 weeks out, elliptical at 4 weeks out, and went for my first run at 6 weeks out. When I went for my 6 week checkup, my surgeon couldn’t believe I hadn’t tried running yet but I was trying to wait for his clearance! By 8 weeks out, I was running every other day for about 2 miles. I was back to normal training by 12 weeks (albeit a bit slower). Is there a reason they haven’t cleared you yet at 11 weeks? As for words of wisdom, just be respectful of your pain and swelling as you come back. I just re-read my running log and I definitely had days where I didn’t run because I woke up with a ton of swelling. I used cross training (nordic skiing, aquajogging and biking) heavily and kept working on my core strength and lifting and I think it made a huge difference. Finally, I ran a marathon exactly 10 months after my surgery and had a 3 minute PR so YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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