This is exciting! But I’m not getting too excited.
My ankle is still stiff, it hurts and it swells throughout the day but my PT guy J who said I couldn’t run for 6 mos (which would be not until the end of June) told me to get on the treadmill on Monday. (He may have been tired of me repeatedly asking when I can run.)
This happened after the hot whirlpool, the usual stretching exercises, drills, machines, ladder, etc.
I was nervous…I whined that I was not ready… I wasn’t sure at all that I remembered how…but I did what I was told to.
I walked for one minute (3.5 mph), then I ran for one minute (4 mph) for a total of 10 minutes!!!
It was weird…it was hard to get a rythmn…I tried not to limp (I used the Black Knight’s suggestion of saying 1…2..1…2). But I ran!
PT guy J cautioned me not to try this at home… (I obeyed!)
Then again yesterday, the same thing happened at PT but I did it for 12 minutes (increased my running speed to 4.8 mph).
So I have run twice!!!
Again PT guy J warned me not to try this at home… (I will obey…for now!)
When I asked: “When will my ankle stop being so stiff?” He said that it is a hinge joint & I had a serious injury so a long time. When I asked: “How long will it take to be able to run correctly & get some rhythm?” He said that it will take many months…
I go back to ortho on Monday. PT guy J said not to tell him that I am running…
Happy Running! Thanks for sticking around.