Category Archives: Fusion to 5k

Fusion to 5K Part 14 (Time to get back up)

For the last three years I have waited for the day to come when I would finally run my first race since spine surgery. Four days before I would run in the Illinois Marathon Relay with my Body n’ Sole … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 13 ( Two years later & the Illinois Marathon?)

It’s now been over two years since my spinal fusion and during that time I have put in endless hours of physical therapy, training and doing research about running after spine surgery and foot-drop. I discovered that most people never … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k Part 12 (Big Shoulders 5k swim)

Race day for the Big Shoulders 5k open water swim came faster than I expected. When I first started writing this blog I never imagined that my first 5k after spine surgery would be a swim instead of a run … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 11 ( Braces, Big Shoulders & Jack Daniels )

It’s been several months since my last post and several things have happened during that time. Last March I went to see a pedorthist (Bob) to discuss the pros and cons of having a foot-drop brace made for me and … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k Part 10 (Are we there yet?)

It’s been a year since my surgery and I am frequently asked the question “Are you running yet?” And presently the answer is “Not yet, but I’m slowly making progress.” This brings back memories of childhood family vacations driving across … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k-Part 9 (Just Add Water?)

After waiting three more weeks and continuing physical therapy twice a week my second attempt at running finally came. This time there were no mountains,forest fires, just 754 ft of sweet, humid central Illinois air. I completed the run, but … Continue reading

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Fusion to 5k part 8 (Fire on the Mountain)

In less than 48 hoursĀ I was about to find out how it would feel to run again. Flying into Denver’s airport on June 22nd, I couldn’t help but notice how dry things looked on the ground. On the drive down … Continue reading

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