Most days I love opening Timehop, today was not one of those days!
Twelve months ago, I was nearing the half way mark to 2016 miles in 2016. I was averaging well over 20K steps a day with my Fitbit.
Today I don’t even put my Fitbit on, I haven’t since December. ***Cue the poor pitiful me music. *** Hard to walk anywhere with a leg in a boot for 6 months.
Twelve months ago, I was beginning my training for runDisney’s Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge (it was 3 courses since I added the 5K in the challenge). Today, I am not sure when my next race will be. I had my return to half marathon scheduled for November, 12 months post injury…my Achilles is being stubborn (no surprise after all since it is part of me).
Seven Months ago, mile 11-12 (challenge mile 20-21) of runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon haunts me as the moment my Achilles screamed at me that it was time to rest, but I tried anyway. Six months ago, I finally listened…enter my not so favorite footwear.
Two weeks ago, I learned just how weak my ankle had become being trapped and began enduring physical therapy where the weak ankle makes my uncoordinated self look even more ridiculous.
Today, I tossed aside my ever faithful and annoying footwear and entered the world of “Old Lady Feet” concealed cleverly in my Hokas and wobbled throughout the day like Ariel on her human legs (but she looks a lot cuter).
In two weeks, I hope to walk my first ½ of a mile and celebrating with a much needed pedicure. In 6 months, I hope to be running my first 5K in over a year. But in 12 months, I am going to be closing in one that full marathon at age 50 (plus 6 days) watch out Missoula, Montana!
Please Achilles, play nice…I listened to you!