Around four years ago I learned I had arthritis in the joint at the base of my left big toe.
Nine months ago I quit running. Too much pain in too many places.
In May I had surgery to remove bone spurs and loose fragments from that joint.
Healing is a slow thing, and slow, and slow.
Today I ran a mile. It was slow but not terrible.
And this ice pack does not need to be this beautiful, but it is.