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My Topic today is: My Broken Ankle vs the Pandemic
On Dec 30, 2011, I fell on the ice and broke my fibula and tibia and had to have surgery.
Thinking back to how I dealt with this horrible situation has helped me deal with the current pandemic we’re in.
5 6 reasons why both are very similar:
I was doing a 10 mile training run and then all of a sudden, I was down on the ground.
I was at work on March 16 and then on March 17, I was told to stay home and self-isolate.
I had never broken my ankle. I had never had surgery before or anesthesia. Yikes!
COVID-19 – Would I get it? Would my friends or family get it? People are dying from it!!! Holy cow!
3. Unknown Duration.
How long would it take for my bones to heal? Weeks? How long until I could walk or run again? Months?
How long until I would go back to work? How long until I could see my family and friends? How long will we be social-distancing??
4. Feeling Depressed and Isolated.
I missed a New Year’s Party. I couldn’t go anywhere. Not to the mall, not out with my friends. I was stuck at home. I was bored and lonely.
Nothing is open. I can’t even get my hair cut. I can’t go out to dinner or to the movies. I am tired of running by myself.
5. Changes Happen in Stages
First I would be mobile using crutches. And then walking with a boot. And eventually walking unaided… and then running!!
First leaving the house to go to essential places, then more places but wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart. Eventually more places open up but restrictions are still in place.
6. What will “Normal” be?
Will I run as fast as before? Will I be able to run long distances? Will there be things I can no longer do?
Will we be able to hug our family and friends? Will we be able to attend concerts and movies? Will there be big races?
Happy Running! Have you ever had a serious injury or situation which may have prepared you for this Pandemic? Please share.