- Stay up right
- Put one foot in front of the other
- Try for straight lines
- Don’t fall down
You know, it is always the last one that gets me. For the past two month I’ve been out of commission with a bum ankle. I wish I was doing something super athletic like trail running hills in the rain with a wind chill of -30. But, so not the case. I was…wait for it…walking down the stairs in the dark. A really simple every day kind of thing and BAM! I’m down. Ankle rolled in a way that is not good.
And now, two months later – it is still a little swollen. Definitely squishy in the wrong spots. And totally screwing with my exercise. I mean – I’m sidelined to push-ups, sit-ups and bench dips and I’m going nuts. I actually miss running – and God knows I don’t even really like to run.
(Yup, I miss this. Early mornings. Sneakers used for athletic purposes.)
I spent the entire last month really not doing anything but compressing, elevating and ibuprofening myself to death. Where is my progress?! When I went to Mass Gen, and the fantastic doc looked at me and said, “Professional athletes take months and months to heal sprains, what makes you think your ankle is going to be different?” Um, thanks? Except I really cannot wait another 4 months to do something more physical then exercises on my living room floor.
I’m trying to magically wish it away so by next week I can be outside again doing stuff. Anything. I’ll take a lovely stroll at this point. But, magically wishing it away never really works in reality (totally disappointing, I know), so I guess it is on to the next step – physical therapy with hopefully no draining of my foot. Because that is gross and no one wants me to write about that.