No more limp. I really can’t believe it.

Almost 5 weeks to the day since I hurt my toe, I woke up on Saturday morning and realized as I was walking the dog that I wasn’t limping anymore!

This is Duncan's "YAY, no more limp" pose

This is Duncan’s “YAY, no more limp” pose

I couldn’t have predicted it would take so long but I’m just so happy I’ve made it through the hardest part. It definitely got hairy there for a bit. I’m not a graceful injured runner.

So now I’ve got to move into the next phase of getting my strength and balance back and to get rid of the residual stiffness that seems to have set in not only on the foot that had the toe injury but my other foot as well (most likely from spending so long compensating for the bad foot). I’m massaging my feet a few times a day (maybe I should propose to myself! LOL!) and stretching and foam rolling my calves a lot as well.

This coming weekend is the New Jersey Half Marathon that both Mr. SOTSS and I am registered for. He’s on schedule with his training and will definitely be running. I’m most likely going to have to DNS this one. Even if I try and run a mile or two at some point this week does it make sense to try and run 13.1 miles and risk sending myself back into the dreaded injured runner status? I will hold out a small glimmer and not make the call until the day of.

This leaves me with one more Spring half marathon that I registered for that hopefully I can pull off….the Brooklyn Half on May 20th. Stay tuned!

In other news, since my foot can now handle walking Mr. SOTSS and I went to the New York Auto Show in the city. It’s held every year at the Javits Center….the same place that the NYC Marathon Expo is held. It’s HUGE. I’ve been going since I was a little girl and I just love the tradition. As soon as you enter the exhibit hall you are overcome by the delicious new car smell! It didn’t hurt that most of the car brands had super padded carpeting where there cars were displayed. My foot said thank you!

Fiddling with the options

Fiddling with the options

I miss being a Jeep owner

I miss being a Jeep owner

This weekend we walked into town for root beer floats.

Wondering if I might share that float. (The answer is no. Sorry pal.)

Wondering if I might share that float. (The answer is no. Sorry pal.)

Root Beer Floats!

Root Beer Floats!

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Just strolling around town on a beautiful Spring day with no limp!

With the weather so nice yesterday we spent some time hanging out on the deck with the pooches too.

Just lounging

Just lounging

Wonder what they're thinking

Wonder what they’re thinking

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

10 Comments

  1. Yay for you! Glad that toe/foot is on the mend!

  2. This is really great news! So happy that foot finally healed but wow, those injuries take such a long time to heal (speaking from experience). I am about 2 weeks in my brace–still able to walk but it’s not really the same so I have been cycling and swimming A LOT. I am counting the days until I can get this brace off and like you know I need to come back to it slowly. I think we both DO NOT want to be injured again.

    • That’s great that you’re swimming and cycling a lot. I hope your brace removal and freedom to run happen soon!

  3. Those are the cutest pictures of Duncan ever…he looks like a stuffed animal! Congratulations on the “no limp”!!

    • Thanks. My friend’s daughter said he looks like a Koala Bear. And another said he looks like he has “pig tales”.

  4. I’m so glad that you are limp free! Hope the rest of the recovery process is a quick and easy one for you! Injuries are not fun.

  5. Injuries do take a long time to heal it seems but you got through it!!! I don’t think I would push it with the upcoming half, I would be too afraid of a set back but then I can get a little paranoid that way.
    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

  6. Oh how exciting! I’m glad your toe is behaving itself! It’s probably the smart thing to DNS this weekend even though I know it sucks.

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