It has been two weeks since my surgery. This means it has been two weeks since I’ve been able to do much of anything. I’m getting a little antsy.
Especially with having the surgery just two days after my half-marathon, I went from being very active to not active at all. It has made me feel very cooped up. Thankfully, I have been able to make it out of the house a little this past week. I have been off the pain meds for the most part and have been feeling well enough to drive a little bit. I even made it out to pick up a new pair of running shoes.
During my first season with Team Challenge, I won a drawing to get a pair of shoes from Omega Sports. (Let me add quickly what a big fan I have become of theirs. They do a lot to work with the CCFA, plus, they are always so helpful and willing to spend the time to work with you.) But when I won the drawing, I had just bought a new pair of shoes from there less than a month before, so it seemed silly to get a second pair. But I realized that after two half-marathons, my current shoes were well past their expiration date.
I made a big change from my other shoes, moving from a very supportive pair to a much more minimalistic running shoe. I’m interested in seeing what a difference it makes. It’s making me look forward to getting back into a training routine. I still have the idea of completing a sprint triathlon by the end of the season, but I’m not quite ready to commit to that yet since I’m still feeling out this recovery. But I don’t think it’s out of the question at this point.
I have my follow-up appointment with my surgeon tomorrow. I’m hoping for the go-ahead to start getting back to these other aspects of my life. It’s hard to be out of a day-to-day routine for this long. It looks like this will be my final week off from work. I started thinking that I might consider going back a little sooner, but I’m realizing now that another week will be helpful. It has taken two weeks to get back to feeling mostly normal. I think it’s smart to let that set in rather than jumping on to something else. But I’m itchin’ to try out those new shoes!