Posted: 24/08/2015 at 12:04
I was told to wear the boot for five to six weeks, or until I can walk pain free. Once the boot comes off I was told to do strengthening exercises on my ankle as the muscles for that would be weak after having worn the boot.
I've had the boot on for three weeks now. The foot is much better than it was, but still not 100%. I'm hopeful I'll be able to get the boot off in a couple of weeks and that at least would allow me to drive again and get to the pool to do some swimming, I was told to be very careful with getting back to running, so I'm not rushing things. I know all my autumn running plans are out, so I'm willing to let time do its thing and get back out running once I feel the foot is 100% again. I'm not putting myself under any pressure to return to running by a specific date.
I know I'll have lost a huge amount of fitness, which is very annoying as I was in the form of my life. I'm just trying to tell myself if I could get there once I can do it again.