Sunday, September 27, 2009

I did it!


Today, I ran my first 5k. I ran it at 35.07. Not bad for a girl with one fibula. This is such an accomplishment for me. A year and a half ago I could not walk. I was very happy that my ankle did not hurt. I was worried about that as I would get pain every now and then. Guess my mind was focusing on the race and just finishing it. At least that is what I told myself. So for anyone who had a Fibular Free Flap Reconstruction and think that they will never be able to run again (or in my case, start) rest assured you can. It just takes time.


I don't know if I will continue to run races, but I must say after I was, I felt great. Tired, but great. At the very least I can run two miles to keep up the endurance. Maybe I will try biking next.

4 comments:

Tina said...

Congrats on your accomplishment!!

ilana said...

Congradulations dear Laura!!!!
I still cannot run without pains, but after reading you I feel that I will run. I already swim, more or less normally... Huggs!

ashlead said...

i had the same surgery, i want to start running, but im so nervous about it!

ashlead said...

i had the same surgery, i want to start running, but im so nervous about it!