6+ months since I broke my ankle

… and I am back in training … sort of!! Physio said go for it … sensible is my middle name. πŸ˜‰

Fitness restarted 6 weeks ago 

40 second runs .. then 2 mins .. then 5 min runs .. very slow but steady .. the running technique is poor but who cares. . It’s slow but amazing! 

Have rejoined my running club… up to 25 mins continous very slow runs …finished skinny pig and metafit sessions. .. exercises had to be adapted, confidence is being built .. strengthening muscles … stamina increased…  I feel alive again. It’s all positive. The mobility is still not there but time will tell.

Running club .. i was the hare equivalent running out in front of the rest of the runners and they had to catch me and overtake me… they did as I was more like a tortoise instead! I didn’t care as I plodded along the running track! 

I even managed a 3km family race last weekend .. I finished .. I didn’t come last .. the kids finished in front of me …I cried at the endπŸ˜ƒ  

Hoping for a 5km park run soon… 

Physio and consultant appointments later this week…. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜ƒ 

Hoping for more running ..fitness .. increased stamina … a tonned body .. more energy.. 

Happy fitness …


I dreamt about running Β …. that I was able to run! If only!

Not allowed to run yet.. consultant and physio said not too! 

So instead I have been dreaming about running ..in the rain, wind or the sun .. for 10 mins or an hour  and … it felt great! But it’s only a dream! 

Broken ankle recovery plan going ok… a little swimming and cycling,  a lot of exercises throughout the day … and not too much walking! Definitely no running. 

It’s going ok… ankle is a little swollen most days.. trying to keep the steps to around 4,500 but that’s hard as I keep creeping up to 5,500 steps every other day. Gone are the days of 10,000 to 12,000 steps per day. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 

Think I need to do more swimming .. then a spa πŸ˜ƒ..may be!  

Family Easter Olympics went well ..couldn’t compete in the egg and spoon race but managed the Egg Jarping competition .. wasn’t in the top three but nor was I in the bottom three! 


My broken egg from the egg jarping competition. 


I am strong … I am also scared …And that is ok.Β 

This week I have a date with the hospital …hoping the  partial weight bearing left leg will be full weight bearing. I broke my ankle in December and the  past 3 months have been …challengeing!  

I have been patient and done plenty of exercises. 

However I am scared because .. what if I put too much weight on it.. did too many or too little of the said exercises, not rested enough!! My leg aches but that’s ok… 

Wishing my life away this week..  well till Thursday πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‰ 

Not long now… hoping I can drive after Thursday too! 

Fingers crossed …


A step (partial weight bearing) in the right direction! πŸ˜ƒ

The red pot was taken off earlier this week …

..and now I have a black moon boot! 

So happy things are progressing in the right direction. Waiting for the physio to give me recuperateing exercises. In the meantime the doctor gave me one exercise to try, plus a little partial weight bearing walk and when I feel up to it swimming. 

Partial weight bearing too.  πŸ˜ƒ

I can now enjoy a long relaxing bath ..with both legs in the water …πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ 

The first day with my moon boot, I felt ..

Relieved … the pot was off 

Scarred /apprehensive .. that the pot was off.. how would I manage with the moon boot .. whether I would damage my ankle…don’t do too much too quickly 

Surreal .. can’t believe progress being made. 

A tad excited. .. progress being made! 

Lucky .. I am going forward and not backwards 

Need to be patient. .. it’s a long recovery! 

Running worry   … I am still hopeful that I will run in future.. it’s going to be a longer recovery than I originally thought but that’s ok. 

Omg moment .. I can I have a long bath … with both legs in the water! My left ankle looks so different to the other one.

Focus on the positives … Still can’t do things I want to do but that would be too negative .. so be thankful for the wonders of the NHS and small miracles.. 

4th day in the moon boot… still all the above plus omg the dried skin on my leg!! 

My broken ankle is on the mend … building up the mobility and strength very slowly. 

Happy Sunday x 


New Goals due to broken ankleΒ 

I wanted to do so much this year but breaking my ankle in December changed all that.. 

Leg still in plaster. . I had been running through the winter for the first time .. oh well . 
Need to stay focused and more importantly positive… so baby steps and realistic goals…

Third day wearing my Garmin watch … step count is so low!!  Think it will be a very long time before it’s back up to 10+k

I feel exhausted doing nothing! 

So new goals are 

1. Keep wearing the garmin watch and monitor the steps … be realistic in a wheelchair and on crutches it’s not going to be high ..but that is ok! πŸ‘Ÿ

2. Keeping doing the daily leg and upper exercises .. might even get a six pack at this rate .. I can dream πŸ˜‰

3. No day time TV allowed!  Wonder if Neighbours is still on TV!?! 😬

4. Do not make one off/bad or hard day into two off days or even a week.. it’s ok to have an off day. 😎

5. More online deliveries .. regular Sainsbury deliveries sorted .. oops bought a cordless vacuum cleaner too so exciting not but so practical when on crutches,  I don’t want to break my other leg πŸ˜‰.. wish I’d bought trainers instead. πŸ‰πŸžπŸ½

6. Listen to music more often … 🎧🎢🎡 but don’t sing out loud otherwise the neighbours may complain. Forgotten how great music makes you feel. 

7. Keep on smiling πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜

8. Always wear lippy.. πŸ’„

9. Appreciate your health and never take it for granted. Be thankful … 

10. Be a glass half full type of person rather than a glass half empty person  πŸ·

Now better unpack the Sainsbury delivery…  


Ps I know it’s a random photo but its from happy healthy times on holiday watching the sun go down… always brings a smile to my face. X