I have begun "walking" with my right foot again. I wrap it in an ace bandage, squeeze it into a shoe and shuffle slowly, using mainly the inside of my foot. I get around "okay" but I definitely have a long way to go. Here is the foot, ten days after injury. You can see the beautiful coloring I am now getting on it. And do you like how the color changes as it moves up the leg? Nice, isn't it? The ankle bone is still not visible.
I made it through Thursday and Friday at work. Thursday was quite difficult, even though I was behind the counter, working the cash register. My foot really swelled up and became numb about half way through the day. Not a great feeling. Yesterday was better. I think because I knew I only had to make it through the day and then I would have four days off. Oops! That didn't last. They called me this morning and asked if I could come in today. So, I ended up working 12:30 to 7:30. I actually wore shoes today, without wrapping it up. Swelling is definitely decreasing. The pain is subsiding as well. I would say it has gotten better, by about 50% at this time.
I believe I have convinced myself to do a triathlon. That will get me to exercise in other ways besides hours and hours of running, yet still allow me to run and enjoy my trails. When I read about some of you doing long, strenuous bike rides I think it sounds so fun (in a challenging kind of way). And when some of you talk about swimming, I think I have a lot to learn! LOL I do struggle with the idea of exercising without my dog. I know, that may sound silly to many of you but it's all I've done for almost five years now. A lot of the enjoyment I get from my running is doing it with Boomer. And he likes it so much. Sometimes I wouldn't even have gone out at all if it weren't for him. It's something I need to get over, and I know I will, in time. It will be strange at first. Maybe. (I'm thinking out loud here) Because in reality, I've never gone on a bike ride WITH him. And I haven't swam at all since I've had him. Maybe it will be easier than I think. He will still be able to run with me, I just won't run as much. Hmmmm. I guess I can be rational, can't I?!
First though, I need to get my ankle better. I have an appointment on Monday, with the orthopedist that specializes in ankles. Then on Tuesday I have an MRI for my knee. Remember the knee issue (MCL) I was having prior to the ankle episode? I'll bet you forgot all about that, huh? Well, unfortunately I haven't. But, I am ready to get back to exercising as soon as I am told I can!
The SF 1/2 marathon is a week from tomorrow. I definitely plan on going to the Expo on Saturday with Penny and we are going to have dinner in San Francisco (hopefully North Beach). As far as the race on Sunday, I seriously doubt I will be running it. DUH! However, I might start it with Penny and walk and then when she is on her way back, I can go in with her. I won't wear my number unless I think I can walk the entire course though. I don't want to miss out on meeting a few fellow bloggers on Sunday though.
I'm anxious to see what Monday and Tuesday's appointments bring. I'll keep you posted.