As of today, I am quite happy with my results. In my opinion, I'm walking pretty normal. I don't think a stranger on the street would think I have anything going on at all.
Friday I went to Garin and walked for 90 minutes. There is a portion that is mostly flat and is close to 3 miles round trip. It was awesome to be back in my park with my boy! I think he felt the same way.
Sunday, Keith and I went to Sunol Regional Wilderness Park. The hike up to Little Yosemite is gravel, but some people would consider it a little bit of a climb. If I was out there trail running, I would consider it runnable. A friend posted some pictures from Sunol on Facebook and it really made me miss it. I thought about it for a night and by Sunday I had made up my mind that I was going to try to do this walk. I'm happy to say I made it. I used to know how far it was up and back but I forget exactly what it is now. I believe it's right over 3 miles. Whatever, it doesn't matter that much. All I know is I was out on a gorgeous day, in a wonderful park, with two of my favorite boys. I was happy. Elated, even!
October 31 - shorts and a tank top!
All of this, FOUR WEEKS after surgery. I am in shock. The day before I was supposed to put weight on my foot, I thought there was no way in hell that was going to happen. It did! The day before I was supposed to take off my surgical shoe and put on a regular shoe, I thought there was no way I was going to be able to do that. I did! And now I am walking 3 miles, working 4 hour shifts, swimming (if I want to), doing Pilates. Even as I type this, I shake my head. It's just unbelievable to me.
I have learned over the last month just how much of a fighter I am. And how determined I was to get up and move as soon as I could. I took every little improvement and built on it. I looked at every accomplishment as a big one. It wasn't always easy and sometimes it was painful. But I did it, and I'm walking well, ONE MONTH LATER!!
I'm thinking I can see some single track trails in my not-too-distant future! That my friends, is an awesome sight.