THE DAY IS UPON US! (kind of)
per the doc… 6 weeks, post-cheilectomy is a good time to start running. while my foot is still swollen and could be for another 2 weeks-5 months, i have still been ok’ed to try out the whole running thing (high impact exercise).
mental notes i have made:
1) ICE ICE ICE afterwards whether i think i need it or not
2) elevating wouldnt be bad either
3) start off slow… w like 0.5 mile run, 0.5 mile walk… (good but suck)
so a few thoughts on this whole cheilectomy gig…. it sucks. if you can avoid it, try that (orthotics really did relieve the pain for a bit, once my feet wore em down a little, but these were not and nowhere near a long term fix for me). its frustrating, tough and overall a little difficult. i am not at the point where i find it worth it… although i feel like i am getting there and will be there soon. i am just not there yet because 6 weeks ago some dude sliced my foot open, through a ligament and repaired some cartilage and shaved down some bone spurs… it was AWESOME! (sarcasm).
anyway, first week i was on crutches. the bandage was too tight and cutting off circulation to my 4th and 5th metatarsals on the left foot (surgery foot). after that wrap came off, a new one went on for the next week, this continued for four weeks post surgery total. then i was cleared to shower like a normal and NOT pull of the stera-strips (not sure on spelling). i could only wear my altras but i was happy to be in normal shoes. DEFINITELY the shoes to roll with post surgery with a huge swoll foot (and i dont mean swoll in that “good way” where guys say theyre going to go to the gym and get swoll…); huge toe box, wide in general… just awesome boats on my feet. I will tell ya they run small. i wear a 9-9.5 in dress shoes a 9.5 in running (although post surgery, these are too small) and a 10 in altras. i own the torins (very comfty) and the provisioness (the one without any numbers after it). i wear the torins for post surgery awesome town. even though it feels like im walking on marshmellows, i am hesitant to try running in em… i think i need more cushioning to absorb some of the impact of the high impact sport i love… so tonight, i ordered a pair of Hoka One One Bondi B’s.
Word on the street is they are the bomb diggity, so that is what im hoping for. i will let you know after i have logged some miles. i dropped a pretty penny on em, which is why i ordered em from the tri shop (return policy for hokas, is a satisfaction guarantee or you can return em in any condition). anyway, here’s hoping. i know they say not to place all of your eggs in one basket… but i think that is where i am… over here, in corner a, basket 1…. prayin like a mo-fo that this shit is gonna work out.
other than that not a ton to report. intend to do a review on the polar ft40 (i took it swimming the other day) soon.