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Other things have been keeping me busy as well. Yep, that's a boot on my foot in the picture to the left. As some of you know, I fractured my ankle in early April while hiking in Redwood National Park. I would like be able to tell you how I was traveling off-trail on an extremely exposed and dangerous traverse when the accident occurred, but it was actually a simple hike with family. Takes the sexy right out of the story, huh?
Two miles from the trailhead, I rolled my ankle and heard a "pop". I knew instantly. I still had to walk the two remaining miles back to the car - not much fun.
Back home, x-rays confirmed an inversion fracture of the fibula in two places at the ankle joint. An inversion fracture is when the tendon, instead of stretching or tearing, pulls away chips of bone.
So, I was introduced to a walking boot for six weeks. Not so much fun. No more runs, bike rides, or even walking with the kids around the neighborhood. Instead, I got to sit around and rest my ankle and throw on a few pounds.
I've been out of the boot for a while now, and just finished with my physical therapy. I had an excellent physical therapist in Nicole Nelson, and highly recommend her to anyone in the Fairwood area.
I am now on a home exercise program thanks to Nicole, working hard to strengthen my ankle and prevent this injury from happening again. I have been biking for a few weeks and recently just started running again. I have a lot of work ahead of me to get back in the shape I was in before my injury. But it will happen!
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