San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon, under better circumstances!
Until I busted my ankle earlier this year. I rolled my ankle on a run and ended up severely tearing a major ligament and tendon. And I ended up in this for 6 weeks:
And it was hard. It was really really hard. I went from being a very active girl to doing absolutely nothing. I even had to wear that boot when I was sleeping. I went through physical therapy for 8 weeks and slowly got back to walking, swimming, and a bit of biking. But I never got back to running. Running just made my ankle hurt so so much. It turns out, my ligament and tendon never healed. They never stinkin' healed!! My options are to live with the pain and loss of activity or have surgery to fix the problem. I'm going with surgery.
Next week I will have the surgery. The recovery is 4 weeks of no weight bearing on my foot. That means a cast and crutches. Maybe I can trick out my crutches with christmas lights? Then 6 weeks back in that beautiful boot. And also lots of physical therapy to get back to walking. And biking. AND running. Because I have races to run, dreams to chase, marathons to qualify for, soccer balls to kick with my kids, tidepools to explore, hikes to accomplish and much much more.
So send me some good vibes next week and hopefully my surgeon has an extra dose of his Wheaties the morning of my surgery. Thanks for listening and stopping by today, friends!