Thursday, October 25, 2012
Pain and Walking
I was released from the doctor Wednesday a week ago when he took out my stitches. I had therapy the next day on Thursday and the woman did some joint movements that she wasn't previously able to do bc of the stitches. On Saturday I started having some sharp stabbing pain. It wasn't all the time but when it came, it hurt extremely bad. I have never really had pain through much of this and especially not lately so it really scared me. It did this off and on Saturday through Tuesday. On Tuesday I had my next therapy appt and told her what it was doing. She said she would talk to my doctor and let me know if he thought I should come back in to see him. She called on Wednesday to say that my dr did want me to come in next week to get it x-rayed just to make sure it wasn't a screw coming out. Of course since Tuesday it hasn't bothered me.
Last Saturday my college roommate/best friend was home for the weekend. We decided to meet at the park to walk and talk to catch up. I was worried about my ankle since it had really bothered me earlier that morning but figured I would at least give it a try and if it started hurting we would quit. If it didn't hurt my goal was to do 2 miles, since 1.5 miles was my previous longest distance walking.
Thankfully, I had no pain while walking! We were chatting and when I finally looked down at my garmin, it told me that we had gone 2.1 already. I decided that I would keep on and we would walk to get to 3 miles. When we got back to the car we were at 2.7. Well I couldn't stop there knowing 3.1 was that close! So of course we had to walk and finish it up. I walked my first 5k distance in 1 hour 9 minutes and 1 second.
This upcoming Saturday I am officially signed up for a 5K as a walker. It is supposed to be a great 5K at a state park with lots of door prizes! With the leaves changing it will be a pretty one at least. My goal is to be faster than last week.