Broken but running

It has been 2.5 weeks since I broke my wrist snowboarding, I had my stitches removed and my first physical therapy appointment this week. I also got to ditch the splint and upgrade to a removable wrist brace. My physical therapist said my wrist looked good and had a little more mobility than expected, but still not a lot. I will be meeting with a PT 2x a week for awhile. The brace comes off in 4-5 weeks, and I can expect to be fully recovered in 3 months. I can run, but I am suppose to take it easy for the next 10 days. So all good news. Snowboarding and yoga will have to wait awhile.

I am still really tired, I know it is my body healing, but I really want to make it through the day without feeling like I need a nap. This was my first full week back at work and everyday I came home and took a 1-2 hour nap. This is also the first time I have been out and had beers since the accident! I was so lucky that Apex had my favorite beer on tap, Tripel Karmeliet.

First beer post accident!
New Gothic wrist brace

I am extremely lucky that John and are finally living together and he is able to drive me to work, doctor's appointments, cook, help me get dressed and just take care of me. I am also fortunate to have awesome co-workers and friends who are very understanding and helpful. 

So taking it easy running this week meant running 13 miles instead of our planned 18. To keep it easy we just did an out and back on (icy) Wildwood, Jay and Bob joined us for part of it. The first few miles were a little tough, but my body warmed up and the rest of the run felt great. I did take a 2 hour nap when I got home, but only after some food and a hot bath.

Not a bad week, and it should just keep getting better.

Trail maintenance and me in my "running" sling


icy artifacts

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