I am officially two months post broken ankle. I spent 2 weeks on crutches and then 3 weeks in a boot. However, for the last 3 weeks I have been boot free and walking on my own.
Throughout my injury I was able to continue going to Orange Theory Fitness, at first just 2 times a week, and then working my way up to 4 or 5. I was not able to do anything with my ankle at first so I focused on just upper body and core work. Then, 5 weeks post break, I was able to add in spinning and 6 weeks post break I was able to add in rowing.
I was so excited because last week I was able to add in walking. I am able to walk about 2 – 3 miles after school before my ankle starts to hurt. I will admit it is not as much as I would like, but it is so nice to get to be outside and enjoying the weather.
Running is probably still a very long way off as my ankle doesn’t have the mobility yet and won’t let me run. I tried for about 30 seconds just so I could report what happened to the doctor, and I felt like I was limping since my ankle won’t move correctly – man it hurt! No running for me.
I just deferred my November half marathon, and the truth is at this rate I am worried I will be deferring my December half as well. However, I really hope that I can run/walk the race I have in January if at all possible. Only time will tell.