Countdown: One week to assisted walking
Goooood Afternoon Interwebs! Hope you are enjoying this last kick of sun before the season shifts.
I have, hopefully, entered the last week of non-weight bearing recovery. After last time, I don't want to get my hopes up, but I can't help it. Getting around on one leg for 6 weeks is really hard. So far I've taken three big falls, including one down the stairs, and I'm a little nervous I dented my growing cartilage. Oh well, fingers crossed...
This weekend is the NYC Marathon! Running is in the air. I even went out to Manhattan for the my first big girl crutches trip to see Tracktown at the Marathon Pavilion. I love being around runners and I can't wait to cheer (from afar) all of my friends. When I was first injured, being around runners made me sad. I felt left out, left behind, and jealous. But now, a billion injuries later, I use it to motivate me to recover stronger and train smarter. I don't get bummed out by what I missed out on; I get stoked on what I have yet to accomplish. Hopefully this time next year I'll be up and running, so to speak.
How to train when you literally can't even, part two
After dominating the world of ankle circles, I moved up to writing the alphabet! My therapist has also added a fun game of marble pick up to strengthen my toes, and added ankle weights to the leg lifts.
I am feeling much stronger and confident with my ankle. I leave it down for longer periods of time and even cross my ankles without realizing it- which believe it or not is actually a big deal for me.
I'd like to say that I've mixed in a ton of core work but that would be a lie. Just getting around, to work, to the bathroom- is exhausting. My armpits are raw from my crutches. The last thing i feel like doing is maneuvering myself to the ground for core, and have to engineer a way to crawl back up. It's pathetic, but it's true! Core will just have to wait this week. Along with showering regularly, and anything else that requires just a bit too much of moving around haha.
Till next time!