Boot Reflections: 3 weeks

 

It’s here, it’s here! The day I have been waiting for! No, not Christmas, it’s the day I HOPEFULLY get my boot off! It has been three weeks, and I will be honest, they have FLOWN by. Has the boot been an inconvenience? Yes. Do I miss running? Heck yes! But in a way I think it’s been good to take a break regroup, and force me to get back to cross training and weight lifting (two things I have been ignoring.)

The first 1.5 weeks were hard, because I didn’t have a gym membership. But then the YMCA finally opened, and I have been there every day they have been open except for one, due to an out of town wedding. I even managed to hobble around with the boot for the wedding (although for the actual ceremony I did wear ballet flats)

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Rehearsal Dinner

The halfway mark seems like yesterday, and the day I thought would never come has arrived. When I first was put in the boot, I shared with you some of my honest fears of losing fitness and gaining weight. I am happy to report I have maintained my weight over the past three weeks, even with lifting weights 4-5 x’s a week, which makes you gain a little weight.

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I have maintained a healthy relationship with food, and have been able to indulge in plenty of holiday treats during this time. Will it take awhile to get back to the running shape I was in? Probably, but I am just so ready to be out there again that I am ok with that.

So now I want to share with you my new fear…..I am afraid that if/when I am cleared to run…the pain is going to come back. My foot stopped hurting about a week into being in the boot, and so the only way I am going to be able to tell if it’s better is going to be to run on it at least 3 miles or so. I am not sure what the doctor is going to say as far as easing back into running, or heck this is even assuming I get out of the boot today! But I am definitely afraid the pain is going to come back, be chronic, etc. So I am praying that all goes well this morning and that I can re-join the ranks of the running!

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QOTD: Coming back from an injury have you ever been afraid it would come back to haunt you again?

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Comments

  1. This is exactly where I am at….I do not want to do anything stupid as I come back from an injury. I was told to do brisk walking first..WHAT?? I want to run right? Well I have been good for a week and a half and only walked. But it has def. gone threw my head to just try a little. Because mine only hurt after I ran and so I don’t know if it will still hurt or not.

    Good luck today

  2. I don’t have any injury recovery tips, but wanted to say good luck and that I hope you are pounding the pavement again soon!

  3. I have suffered two stress fractures in the past year, one in my hip and one on my tibia. Yes, I have fear every day that I will fracture somewhere again. I do try to take my multi-vitamin and extra calcium. I am heading into the stretch of long runs in my marathon training and the coming weeks scare me. My human side tells me this, but I know that whatever happens, it is all in God’s perfect plan. It is so wonderful though to run pain free. Praying to get through March 4 for R and R NOLA injury free.

  4. Yay no more boot!

  5. I know where you are coming from – I just started running again, after my knee injury and I’m still in the mode of analzying every tiny bit of pain or even hint of pain to make sure it isn’t my knee again. Is it pain? What kind of pain? Should I shop? Or continue? I’ve been taking it easy – probably babying my knee. But I figure slow and steady will eventually get me back to where I was pre-injury, even if it does take a longer.

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