After 21 long weeks, today I ran my first steps pain-free. It was a slow jog for 1/4 mile, but it was running, and I power-walked a total of 5 miles today. After a half hour session pounding the elliptical, I went home and my wife said for the first time in five months, “OOOO, you stink.” That was music to my ears. I’m still a ways of from running at full speed, but I now have hope again.
Week 22. Continued progress. I ran three miles at 3/4th speed. Pain is the lowest I have felt during running since Dec 30.