Turkey Trot

This morning, I’m going to run a Turkey Trot.

When I went back to the doctor on November 12, which was eleven weeks post-op, he said I could do some light jogging.  I was ecstatic, and that afternoon I went out and ran a mile.

My foot was fine.  The rest of my body was wondering what the heck I was trying to do.

Thankfully, anything with the name “Turkey Trot”  is likely not going to be competitive.  I think the course is three miles, and I honestly don’t know how much of it I’ll be able to run.  I haven’t run more than a mile at a time since I had my surgery.  I could maybe push it and run two miles, but three?  I might collapse in a heap because my legs have forgotten what it is to run.  And by that time, my foot might be swollen enough to rival the gigantic Snoopy balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

But I’m still going to try.  Because it’s only two weeks until my second surgery, and then three months after that before I’ll be permitted to run again.

So, I might just be trotting, or even walking — heck, maybe just strolling.  But I’m going for it anyway.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. riTa
    Nov 25, 2010 @ 11:57:22

    Every run/jog/wog is an act of faith. I never know how I will do.
    Today I was a bit apprehensive about the weather and the start of a sore throat. However, I am so glad I took that ‘wog of faith’! I enjoyed the time WITH you, probably the only time it will ever happen. ;) Love you!

  2. Dawn
    Nov 27, 2010 @ 23:37:52

    How did you do? How far did you run? Did you enjoy it? How do you feel? Is there a pic? :D

    • Karen K.
      Nov 29, 2010 @ 07:34:58

      My mother-in-law and I went about three miles. We jogged maybe half of that, and walked and chatted a lot. It was very informal (even more informal than I had expected) and participants had the option of going as much as 12 miles. We weren’t timed and there was absolutely no sense of competition about it — more a sense of community — but it was nice to get out and get moving. And no pics! I can’t believe we BOTH forgot our cameras! (Although, someone at the event snapped a shot of us. I wonder if we could get that?)

  3. Elizabeth
    Dec 06, 2010 @ 00:22:30

    I find your story very encouraging. I had bunion surgery 2 weeks ago – and am doing pretty well. I ran many years ago but I’ve had bunions for 20 years. I wonder if I’ll be able to run after I’m done? I would settle for the ability to walk several miles at a fast clip!

    I’m a knitter too – always nice to find a kindred spirit :)

    I think I’ll go update my blog with scary bunion talk.

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