Thursday, August 9, 2012

All better now

I figured since I told the world about my dog bite, I'd better reassure the world that I have recovered nicely! Coincidentally, it took pretty much exactly the two days that the nurse told me to rest, for the wound to heal enough that I felt okay to run. I took Monday and Tuesday off from all exercise, and then went out for 6.25 yesterday (I was prepared to do less if I felt bad). My leg still felt a little sore, but I think it was more from the bruising than the injury. I also moved from a gauze bandage to bandaids yesterday. This morning I did 6.5 (I could have gone further but I didn't have enough time) and really it didn't hurt at all. I'm going to cross-train tomorrow, then go back to my originally planned medium-long runs on Saturday and Sunday. My mileage this week will probably be a good 20 miles less than last week...but it is a cutback week, anyway.

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'm still concerned. What about the dog? What if it had rabies? Does the owner of the dog even know? I just want to make sure that you dont have Rabies and that the dog doesnt bite anyone else.

lindsay said...

i would have never thought a dog bite could cause so much soreness! glad you're doing ok!

ajh said...

That is scary about the dog. Will you change your route?

Kristin said...

As of 8/14, I think I am completely healed. I think a lot of the soreness came from bruising more than the bite. I am not planning on running that route all the way to my parents' any time soon (if ever) (though I only do it once or twice a month anyway). Last weekend I met them at Starbucks and I might sometime have them pick me up a few blocks away...though that sort of defeats the concept of running from one location to another, if I need a ride at the end!