It started with training for a half marathon I completed in April 2011.
I've been in 2 walking boots and 1 cast (technically, 4 casts since it kept breaking). I have been in physical therapy for 4 months.
Now, 14 months later from my original adventure, I feel like I've run the longest marathon of my life.
Today, I strutted out of the physical therapists office discharged and free from ankle treatment! If that doesn't make you put on your sassy pants, I'm not sure what will!
I do still have some pain, but I'm learning quickly how to manage it. I mentioned this earlier, but the ongoing aggravation to the tendon is actually tied to my sciatic nerve. I need to continue strengthening my back, hips, and core to alleviate the aggravation. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I'll be out of this soon! (Oh, small note, I now have a bunion on that foot. Lovely, right?)
This past week, I did a BarreAmped class and another private yoga session. Just knowing that I can start to be physically active again is so freeing. I really look forward to getting back into a strong workout routine.
Thanks everyone for sticking with me through this never-ending injury. I'm excited to see what's next!