Running Social Worker

One of my favorite dishes! Rice and beans (with a ton of sautéed veggies) and avocado! All the veggies are from my CSA 😁👍

Veggie sushi @ Beyond Sushi, Union Square. YUMM!

Veggie sushi @ Beyond Sushi, Union Square. YUMM!

Happy 28th birthday to me! Started off at dinner in Williamsburg and then accidently ended up at a gay bar. The night ended with a full on drag show. A night I’ll never forget. Lol Winning! And I may have forgotten to mention, I’m off crutches!!!! 👍👏😊😁✋

4.5 weeks post op

I will be 5 weeks post on Thursday. Yesterday at PT, I was given the go ahead to nix the crutches!! Yay!! I am only allowed to walk short distances though (only like 5 blocks or .25 miles at a time). PT says it will be 6 weeks before I feel like I’m walking normal again.

I’ve returned to work this week (I have been working from home) and it’s been exhausting. Driving, walking, taking the train etc really takes it out of me. I was told to expect to be tired for months following surgery but didn’t really imagine it like this.

I’m still struggling to keep up with everyday things (cleaning, cooking etc) due to work and lethargy so it’s nice to have someone to help me. I’m so used to doing EVERY thing for myself but now I can’t imagine doing it solo.

Things are moving in the right direction but it’s definitely difficult. I still have the knee popping, patella maltracking/runners knee issues that make it hard to use the stairs. I’ve also developed bursitis in my right hip which is a result of overcompensating for the left hip. I had these issues before surgery so unfortunately I’m used to it.

This weekend is my birthday so in thinking I’m going to celebrate (some how) but it won’t be like the usual shenanigans!

I totally understand your frustration. And your disdain for crutches. I hate using them!! But without them I wouldn't be able to move from point A to point B. Love hate relationship!! Hope you are back to 100% soon!!!

Thanks me too! Good news is today was my first day without them!!

My CSA delivery today! Peppers and tomatoes FOR DAYS!!

My CSA delivery today! Peppers and tomatoes FOR DAYS!!

It’s not fair

Last night, after a night of drinking, I found myself sitting at my kitchen table looking at all my race bibs. 10 months of emotions hit me all at once and I cried. Maybe the hardest
I’ve ever cried-because it feels like I’ve lost a part of myself. Like a part of myself died and I don’t know if I’ll ever get it back.

To those of you who run, you might understand my sentiment. I just keep thinking about a year ago when I was training for the marathon if I should have done something different. Or if there was something I could have done to prevent this.

It doesn’t seem fair. I want my life back.

Started my day with a green smoothie at the cafe down the block. Nice to get out of the house but was reminded I can’t sit flexed at 90 degrees for too long without discomfort :(. 

Positive note, walked the farthest I have today since surgery! Which is like 4 blocks round trip lol.

Started my day with a green smoothie at the cafe down the block. Nice to get out of the house but was reminded I can’t sit flexed at 90 degrees for too long without discomfort :(.

Positive note, walked the farthest I have today since surgery! Which is like 4 blocks round trip lol.

malloryrunsthis, I will be on crutches for 1-2 more weeks (god willing!). I have PT for at least 12 weeks. I will progress to elliptical and then walking on the treadmill but idk when. If I can return to running it will be at least 6 months. They said it takes 6-12 months to feel “normal” again.

malloryrunsthis, I will be on crutches for 1-2 more weeks (god willing!). I have PT for at least 12 weeks. I will progress to elliptical and then walking on the treadmill but idk when. If I can return to running it will be at least 6 months. They said it takes 6-12 months to feel “normal” again.

Meet my crutches aka my enemy these days. 

I never knew how limiting crutches are, how being home all the time would cause crazy cabin fever, or that I would want to clean or cook so bad. Ready to be normal again. But in the mean time, here is my progress.

3 weeks post op today!

-down to 1 crutch!
-up to 15 min a day on the bike
-ROM in post op hip is improving 
-at PT we have been increasing my strengthening and stretching exercises 

Still haven’t been cleared to drive or take the train, so I continue to have to take cabs. I’ve easily spent $200 over the past couple of weeks 😢. I also am continuing to work from home.

All in all, things are going okay. However as a VERY independent person it’s so challenging to have to ask for help for almost everything. I also am going stir crazy but am hoping to be more mobile VERY soon.

Meet my crutches aka my enemy these days.

I never knew how limiting crutches are, how being home all the time would cause crazy cabin fever, or that I would want to clean or cook so bad. Ready to be normal again. But in the mean time, here is my progress.

3 weeks post op today!

-down to 1 crutch!
-up to 15 min a day on the bike
-ROM in post op hip is improving
-at PT we have been increasing my strengthening and stretching exercises

Still haven’t been cleared to drive or take the train, so I continue to have to take cabs. I’ve easily spent $200 over the past couple of weeks 😢. I also am continuing to work from home.

All in all, things are going okay. However as a VERY independent person it’s so challenging to have to ask for help for almost everything. I also am going stir crazy but am hoping to be more mobile VERY soon.