Another Broken Toe Thread...

How do you prepare for the rigorous physical requirements of high elevation adventure? Strength and endurance are key, but are only part of a more complex equation. How do you prepare for changes in altitude, exposure, diet, etc.? How do you mentally prepare? Learn from others and share what you know about training in advance for outdoor adventures.
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Re: Another Broken Toe Thread...

Post by rayfound » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:33 am

Will add the doc basically said activity/etc... won't have any impact on outcomes anymore, so I can do whatever I can tolerate pain wise... which seems to be pretty good so far: last weekend we hiked, did some rock-wall climbing, and mountain biking... and my toe felt mostly fine throughout.


So It is still broken and sensitive, but I am optimistic it won't be a major issue long term.








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Post by windknot » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:12 pm

Thanks for the updates. Glad to hear you're already able to do activities like hiking, biking, and climbing. Bouldering especially puts a lot of weight on the big toe, so that must be a good sign that you're on the quick road to full recovery if you can already do that.

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Post by rayfound » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:31 pm

windknot wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Thanks for the updates. Glad to hear you're already able to do activities like hiking, biking, and climbing. Bouldering especially puts a lot of weight on the big toe, so that must be a good sign that you're on the quick road to full recovery if you can already do that.
Yeah, I didn't do much on the climbing wall since I don't have much confidence in it yet, and there's quite a bit of sensitivity on the tip of it, in addition to a totally MIA nail. but still, I am feeling a LOT more optimistic about outlook than I was a couple weeks ago. Basically updating here for the sake of giving others an idea of what they might be able to expect.

As for hiking, its the little stumbles and stubbing that presents issues now, normal well executed steps is basically 100% fine. Same for biking.

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Re: Another Broken Toe Thread...

Post by rlown » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:49 am

How's the toe doing?

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