Today I wore my compression garment and wow! What a difference. It held everything in while running so no irritation at the incision lines and absolutely no pain afterwards. I'll tell you something - I'm not there yet, but when I get back in the groove, I think I'm going to be a LOT faster then I was pre-surgery. I felt like I was flying today. I knew that having all that skin bouncing around had to have some impact, but I think it had a lot more then I even knew. My gait even feels more natural and I'm not leaning forward like I typically did - must be because I don't have to compensate for the extra flesh and pounds. It's pretty exciting.
I came home and did P90X Stretch and it's pretty clear that I didn't just lose strength - like I discovered last night - but also a lot of flexibility :(( Hopefully both will come back fast. I know that I still need to take it easy but I really don't like being held back. Another 1.5 weeks until my recheck with the doc and hopefully I get full clearance to start working everything.
However, A hard sneeze today reminded me that the abs are still in healing mode!!
A pic from today - 1 month post-surgery...