Wagon Train, HOOOOOOoooo! (I hope.)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Well, I walked today. 1/4 of a mile.

Doesn't sound like much, but it IS a start. Again. I was walking about 3-4 miles a day, feeling great, but started having a nagging pain in my ankle. Which became worse.

And worse.

Until I couldn't walk without a cane.

I finally bit the proverbial bullet, and went to the Doc, who told me it was tendinitis. She sent me to a Physical Therapist. I went a couple times, then had to stop, because my Dad was having surgery, and Mom needed wheels, (read: me.) So, I sort of just stopped.

Stopped exercising, stopped eating well, just sort of went into stall mode.

I haven't gained much, but I have gained. I started getting down, again, which is what made me start exercising in the first place. So, today I walked a quarter mile. I feel a little pain, but it's manageable. I won't increase it until the pain stops. I will start doing some other exercises, sit ups, leg lifts, any thing that I can think of that isn't ankle related. Get back into my weight lifting, the one thing I have sort of kept up on. Having been able to graduate to larger weights, I don't want to go back down again. (Big macho 10 pounders! Grunt, grunt) emoticon

So, I am not sure what the future holds, but hopefully I can get my little red wagon started up and rolling again...

On the bright side, the PT noticed there is a slight discrepancy in the length of my two legs, and I now have a lift in one shoe, which seems to have helped a lot...
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    If it helps- there is a team here at spark for chair exercising. Which would give you more work out ideas until your ankle is healed well enough to walk as much as you want.
    Much SUCCESS!
    2245 days ago
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