I had foot surgery today. I'm a former runner. Ran for decades. Ran long, raced a lot, loved running but was hurt a lot. So I used swimming and biking to allow me to continue to keep running over the years. I have a lot of conformation problems although some of them are helped by very customized orthodics.
I tore my meniscus in my left knee two years ago and once that was healed, dealt with a neuroma in my right foot, I had an operation for that 8 months ago and today I had another operation on my right foot for a mass in the same area and also to remodel a bunion on that foot.
Which led me to meeting a really great guy nurse during my pre-op time. He's 57, like me, and an avid runner. He was talking about a race that takes place in our city, that begins by running down a mountain for many miles. I asked how he could do that without getting hurt and he told me that he practices Chi Running and he urged me to learn about it.
So that's what I'm doing today. I been to the Chi Running web site and then I searched for Chi Running here at Spark. So glad that I'll be able to read more about it here.
Of course, I have to heal from my operation first, before I even try Chi Walking. But I'm excited to learn about both Chi walking and running. I've been walking 5-7 miles most days these last few years.
I know I wrote a book just now but I attribute it to some kind of post op giddiness. Soon though, post op pain meds are going to be kicking in and I may be sleeping for a few days.