I went to the pool again yesterday. After feeling like a fish that had been out of water too long on Thursday, this felt like the swim I had been waiting for the last three and a half weeks. My underlying anxiety about my heel in the pool has abated and my incision is looking … Continue reading The Weekend
I swam in the sunshine today and it was pretty glorious. This morning I cut off my soft cast. My lower leg is finally free although I am supposed to keep the boot on at all times except when showering and in the pool. As the first order of business, I finally washed and shaved … Continue reading Day 22: In the Water
I finished off yesterday's post pondering whether I was going to follow my doctors's advice to keep my soft cast on for three days or his assistant's pronouncement that I could take it off this morning. Scissors in hand, I mentioned this dilemma to Husband this morning. Without missing a beat, he responded, "Which one … Continue reading Three Weeks: A Good Day and a Good Year
Lots of firsts today. First night sleeping with the boot. First day wearing jeans again. First day getting around on my own. First day back in the office. So, in that order... The boot, at least for right now, is a little uncomfortable. Part of it is the soft cast underneath. It was too tight … Continue reading Day 20: Work and Other Firsts
I've made it to the next level. For most runners, getting a boot is a dismal event. Sometimes referred to as "the dreaded boot," it's emblematic of injuries that you absolutely cannot "run through." Coming from a hard cast though, it's a (non weight bearing) step in the right direction and feels like a welcome … Continue reading Day 19: I Have a Boot!
Seventeen days sounds like quite a long time. It makes me realize that the time has been going quite fast. I haven't posted much about my progress the last few days because, well, nothing really has changed. Until Monday I'm very much in a holding pattern. The weather has been pretty crap the last few … Continue reading Day 17: Old Cypress
I am always reading a book. I am virtually incapable of falling asleep without reading in bed first (always with my blue light filter on). The last couple of weeks I have obviously had a lot of down time so I'm devouring more books than usual. Thank goodness for my Kindle. Say what you will … Continue reading Day 16: Three Good Books