… and out of the wheelchair! It’s been a while since I sent an update. I relinquished the wheelchair and crutches in September, and walked a 5k in Walla Walla in October! YAY! We also walked a 5k this past weekend and we had our best elapsed time ever -- 59 minutes and 14 seconds. Under an hour! That bested our previous best time by about 5 minutes. We’re going to do one more 5k in December, and then we’ll see what’s in store for next year. I don’t know that I’ll be able to match 59:14, but walking without pain is its own reward. ;-)
Every once in a while my knee gets unhappy, but for the most part it’s doing really well. I still get a twinge going up stairs now and then, but not at the spot where I had the stress fracture. My physical therapist said that the muscles around my knee were a little tight and atrophied, and that might be causing the problem. He taught me how to not walk like a duck (I’m still working on that one) and I’m walking about 3 times a week for about 40 minutes to keep walking so I don’t re-injure myself when I go to walk 3 miles.
I hope this finds you all well - have a wonderful holiday season!!