Monday I had a follow-up appointment for my arm. The doctor took another x-ray and said that it’s healing very nicely, that I should have full motion in another week or two. And I should be back to full strength in another four to six weeks. I asked whether I had to wear the splint cast, and he said that I did not, which is a good thing since I have been without it frequently, choosing to wrap the arm instead. Now, as per doctor’s orders I can go without it.
And so after the appointment, I went out and celebrated by running my first trails since the accident (again without the splint cast!). Even with a wrapped arm, I must say, I felt quite comfortable. Actually, my arm felt more comfortable while running than it did while I was hiking. So, it looks like I’m back in the game. Just waiting now for the rain to stop in this rain-forsaken land so that I can get out for some more miles.
Monday’s route: Wood Canyon, up Cholla Trail, West Ridge to Top of the World (taking all three detours off and back onto the trail along the way). Return trip: same as the first, but reverse. Total miles: 6.57, Total elevation gained: 925’
Always got to get one of the Pacific . . .