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8 weeks off and I am cleared to run again...for the most part (Read 90 times)

RabbitChaser


    On December 10th I had surgery to repair tendons in my right shoulder. This afternoon, I had my 8 week check up with the surgeon and was cleared to run. Here's the catch, I have to keep my arm at my side and not pump/swing it. I'll be able to run normally in 4 more weeks, but it was nice getting out there and doing a 3 mile run/walk. Even though I've been walking 15-20 MPW with a 10-14 mile long walk on the weekends, it feels like I'm starting back at square 1 with my running. I'll take it though, I'm just happy to be able to somewhat run again!

     

    Eric


    delicate taperer

      Definitely a good thing to get clearance.  Good luck, Eric!

      proud taperer

      SusanRachel


        Yay!  I think you'll be fine with the not swinging your arm thing.  I've had to do that a couple of times and it is surprising how fast you get used to it.  I'm just happy to have you back running.  Not that I'm thinking about team miles at all.  Not one bit.  Wink

        Learningdaily


        Fibromyalgia Fighter

          Yay Eric!

          Relentless forward progress

          Gustav1


          Fear is a Liar

            Any news that involves being able to run again is good news!

            I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!

            happylily


              That is good news, Eric! Maybe it will feel a bit difficult at first, but you will get back to running like you were before in no time. It's not like you are starting from scratch. And wow, those were long walks that you did!

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              Better I Leave


                On December 10th I had surgery to repair tendons in my right shoulder. This afternoon, I had my 8 week check up with the surgeon and was cleared to run. Here's the catch, I have to keep my arm at my side and not pump/swing it. I'll be able to run normally in 4 more weeks, but it was nice getting out there and doing a 3 mile run/walk. Even though I've been walking 15-20 MPW with a 10-14 mile long walk on the weekends, it feels like I'm starting back at square 1 with my running. I'll take it though, I'm just happy to be able to somewhat run again!

                 

                Eric

                 

                Good news. Yeah, I was in a similar situation shortly after my bicep procedure. A lot of folks thought I was nutso at the gym running on the TM with my arm in a splint and sling....but damn it was nice being able to run. Do be careful, but go kick some ass! Smile

                  So glad to hear you can start running again. Since you've been walking so far and fast, you won't take too long to get back in the grove.

                    Welcome back.  Just remember to take it easier than you think you need to for a while.

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                    Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

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                    Pura Vida

                      Glad you're able to run again!  Do you have a sling or something to wear so that you don't accidentally pump your arm?

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                        Good news!  You'll be back in no time!

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                          SusanRachel


                            Glad you're able to run again!  Do you have a sling or something to wear so that you don't accidentally pump your arm?

                             

                            When I couldn't pump my arm, I just stuck it under my Army reflective belt when I ran.  That gave it enough wiggle room to be comfortable without adding extra warmth and bulk that I didn't want.  Or I could have just been careful, but I was running trails (smoothish ones) and didn't want to accidentally use that arm if I fell.

                            RabbitChaser


                              Phil - Thanks! Good luck with your recovery!

                              SR - I'm not worried about it as I ran like that before the surgery. Smile I will now be able to post something other than a 0 for the team, it feels good! I have thought about wearing my sling while running, especially if I do run easy trails.

                              LD -Thanks!

                              Gustav1 - I couldn't agree more.

                              happylily - It was a tad difficult for the 3 miles, but like you said, my fitness will come back. My walking pace averaged 13:10/mile for my 11.5 mile walk last Saturday. Even so, I realized it didn't equate to running cardio.

                              PineGroveDave - Thanks! I did get some strange looks running while holding my arm to my stomach.

                              kimbalion - Thanks! I'm hoping that the walking will make my running fitness come back a bit quicker.

                              LTH - Thanks! Now worries there, the little run/walk yesterday put that into perspective for me.

                              Zelanie - Thanks! I do have the sling I wore for the 6 weeks after the surgery. It probably would be a good idea to wear it while running.

                              Damaris - Thanks! I'm just happy to be able to do the little that I can. Smile

                              Van - Thanks!


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                                Congrats! Just take it easy so you don't undo all the healing you've already done! =)

                                Slow and steady wins the....  wait a second! I've been lied to! 

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