That’s my story right now. I’m on the sidelines at present. Last week, I was sick, so I took an unexpected recovery week. No big deal, it happens. This week? My ankle and heel on the right side have flared up, and I’m limping around with a cane.
I went to an orthopedic doctor on Tuesday, and it was not super helpful. I could tell he wasn’t interested in my case, taking the appointment for a colleague, and totally unimpressed with my symptoms. Never mind that I can barely walk, he didn’t have me take one step in his office to see how I was moving. Rolled my foot around in his hands a couple times, squeezed a couple places, decided I have Achilles tendinitis and gave me a pamphlet to follow.
The pamphlet? Four ways to stretch your calf.
So that was a huge waste of money.
Today (Thursday) I got tired of being on the sidelines and went for a bike ride, and it actually felt pretty good. So while I’m still not able to walk without a cane at a normal pace, let alone run, I CAN start banging out some serious miles for the Best Buddies challenge that is coming up in five short weeks.
There’s always something you can do!