It’s All About the Ankle


Yes, I had a great time eating, drinking, socializing, laughing, shopping, tanning… and just plain relaxing.

But…

Doesn’t this look like a nice place to run??

and

isn’t this even more inviting??

I just wanted to be running!!!! 5 months of NO RUNNING!!

I’ve had enough!  Anyway, enough said…

  • I rode a bike every morning  between 8:30 and 10:30 am. 
  • There was a gym with an elliptical, bike and treadmill but the weather was too nice to be indoors.  I kept waiting for rain but it never happened.

  • I hit the tennis ball one day between lessons and it felt fine so I hit with the instructor for 45 minutes on another day!! Of course, he didn’t make me run for the ball.
  • I found  2 paths with crushed stones and then one with clay (hard tru) and I ran out and back on them everyday…not sure how far (maybe 1/2 mi?). My gait is still awkward since my ankle is not fully bendable but I RAN!!!!
  • I walked a lot…in town…on the beach.

  • I wore sandals…yay!

Yesterday I went to PT for the first time in 2 weeks.

They said they saw a big improvement…I ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes as usual but I was able to run for 3 min and 4 minutes at a time without walking!!!! 

They said:  “You are no longer sounding like a Clydesdale!!”

Of course, I replied, “When can I run outside?”

The answer: “We’ll watch your ankle on the treadmill next Wed and maybe you can run on a track!”

It’s all about the (still stiff) ankle!!  Arghhh!

Happy Running!

5 thoughts on “It’s All About the Ankle

  1. Looks like a great vacation. It sounds like you are progressing a lot. Remember when you were told you couldn’t run again? Small steps will get you there. But I hear you on being on vacation in a great setting not able to run. Looks like you got out there in other ways.

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  2. I have been where you are now, and it is not easy. The temptation is always there in the back of your mind, but somehow you know better than to give in. It was so hard, and so frustrating to be told that “it’s too soon” or “it’s not better enough yet”. But with the hard work you are doing at PT, you will make great “strides” and will be back out there soon. You can do it, I did. Waiting until your “crankle” is totally ready is worth it. Hang in there!

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