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 …


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 


Diary of a pot leg … A great start & end to the week

Monday …Downstairs was dusted, cleaned and decluttered yesterday… within hours of my new clean decluttered surroundings I felt so great .. on a high .. happy .. smug even .. mentally alert .. had more energy ..all because my surroundings were clear.  It’s the simple things that gives you a buzz!! 

My new cleaners were superheroes to me … they carried linen upstairs for me changed beds. . Did the bins .. cleaned ..chatted..  they made me feel awesome. 

Pot leg still on … I broke my step record too this week too with all the times I went up and downstairs. I was taken out for lunch … on crutches and when I came back to the house … it felt great coming into a tidy house. .. it lifted my mood immediately. 

Postives / Achieved / Organised / Lessons learnt 

1. Clearers cleaned my house ..wow! 

2. Boiler man fixed boiler …

3. Carpets being professional cleaned .. I spilt tea on them when I thought I was super woman on crutches. 

4. Online grocery shop has been done .. getting better at ordering the correct sizes !!

5. Friends visited … one friend asked what I needed … bleach was my response… so pleased with my present of bleach…lol. Other friends bought Gin! Survived an outing to the flicks  ..a little too tiring…

6. Leg exercises went well.  

7. Tummy exercises went ok ..ish 

8. It’s up and down ..mainly with ‘cabin fever’ now but thats ok…. I am in no rush .. my leg will be ready when it’s ready.. not driving is so hard. 

9. Handyman helped put things into the skip ..bed frame, trampoline and moved a bookcase. 

10. I did too much…  exhausted… need to pace myself more. 

Sunday … reflecting .. resting. .. recharging for another week.. mentally and physically. 

Photo below .. 

Reward of the week .. friends helped me sample Ink Dry Gin which changed colour from blue to purple when tonic was added. Cheers! 

Pot Leg and I are winning… just! πŸ˜ƒ