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  • 17:26 pace
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injured Run/walk/hobble 1 mi 00:17 17:26 pace

I've made a lot of progress since yesterday, when I could barely walk to the car, and even that with pain.

I never like to rest. Even when injured. I thought about sitting today out completely, but decided that it would make sense to at least figure out how I might adjust a shoe to make walking or running more comfortable.

So up the hill I went.

Looks like my limit is about 1/4 of a mile without pain. OK, I'll try to expand that another day. But today, I just switch to walking, which no longer hurts.

Uphill running and walking are OK.

But when I turn around to go downhill. Ugh, instant pain.

After playing with a wedge that I place first under the arch and then under the heel, I realize that I actually need a *negative* drop shoe, since my ankle hurts only when I have the ankle plantar flexed! Not sure yet how I will accomplish that - I've been thinking that I should actually be wearing a "high-drop" shoe, but it turns out to be the other way around - and much more unusual.

Anyway, in general, and although I felt crippled at the end, I can see both immediate improvement in movement, and at least the sense that with a little thought and creativity, I can fix up some (currently zero-drop) shoes to work with...

  • Jeff L.
    Jeff L.

    You are braver than I.

    12 days ago Like1 person

  • Mike K.
    Mike K.

    That sounds pretty bad - I hope you can engineer something that helps.

    12 days ago Like1 person

  • Pierre M.
    Pierre M.

    It sounds like you have a solution in mind... but I hope you'll think about trying to avoid steep hills (especially downhills) for a little while. Not sure how to do that... go backwards downhill? Super wedges for downhill? Take it easy... hoping that the healing will be swift.

    12 days ago Like1 person

  • John K.
    John K.

    I'm still a way away from running for any distance I think. But run/walk, on the flattest sections of road I can find, is already fine. If I can figure out how to keep the front of the foot elevated without messing up the stride entirely, a little more running might be do-able ;)

    12 days ago Like2 people

  • Morey B.
    Morey B.

    or, a little rest and recovery? Naw- go for it.

    12 days ago Like1 person

  • John K.
    John K.

    Rest the ankle, yes. But not the rest of me :)

    12 days ago Like

  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M.

    Downhill running is the worst. I find all my aches and pains that way.

    12 days ago Like1 person

  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    Awesome crazy! Be careful!!

    12 days ago Like1 person

  • John K.
    John K.

    If things don't seriously improve in a few days, I will have to rest and get a scan, but for now, I feel like it is not needed.

    12 days ago Like