The blasted boot is OFF!!! I've spent my fair share of time in braces and boots, but 7 weeks in that thing, in the middle of a North Carolina summer was NO FUN!!! At this point we are planning on no surgery, physical therapy for the next 4-6 weeks, twice per week, to work on flexibility, ankle strength and getting my foot back in "exercise" shape.
In the meantime, it's a matter of swimming and walking/running in the pool to keep the stress off the ankle. We'll see what the physical therapist has to say. I'm so ready to get moving again. I wanted desperately to swim or SOMETHING while I was in the boot, but he told me absolutely NOT! He wanted me on complete rest, if I wasn't walking to the bathroom, or to the office, I was not to be on the foot.
So I'm in the process of scheduling a PT appointment at the location that just happens to be in my gym. I want them to help me come up with exercises that will help to build cardio while the foot continues to heal. I desperately want to go back to CrossFit, but with the crazy work hours that the beginning of the school year bring, I just don't see how that will be possible for at least the next month or so.
Back on the road, and headed toward a Princess Half Marathon that I entirely plan to OWN this year!