Well, This Can’t Be Good (1-7-2015)
I’ve been going to physical therapy and doing the Barre3 Challenge this month trying to make my comeback from October’s surgery. Finally…doctor’s approval! Wednesday, while on the elliptical, I heard some lovely crunching noises. Hmmm, I thought. This can’t be good. Am I feeling that from the elliptical or my prosthetic foot? Being ever hopeful and optimistic, I cleaned and lubricated the elliptical rods, hopped back on and dang it, more and worse crunching. Sigh, I got off, gingerly walked around and determined, yes, I broke my foot. What a crock. Well, at least I have proof I’ve been working my tush off! I broke a carbon fiber foot for pete’s sake! Well, the mechanism anyway. I can’t wait to tell my physical therapist!
For a brief moment (or an hour) I felt so defeated and panicked! Here we go just like 2014 again with everything breaking! I just battled insurance for this foot in 2014! Without it, I can’t cross country ski and I can’t wear anything other than gym shoes. Not helpful in the snow and cold! I sent a video to the prosthetist, told him my recent routine, and he agreed. He could tell (via text) I was down in the dumps. He replied, “What are you trying to be? A normal, active person?! Don’t you know amputees are supposed to sit around and do nothing all day?!” They know me too well. I love my prosthetists. Shout out to Procare. I swapped out feet (hello old friend Trias from 2007) and shipped my Runway back to Atlanta. Hopefully it’s still under warranty. Anyway, I am thankful to have the old backup. Very, very thankful and lucky to have it.
To my credit, instead of plunging face first into a pint of Haagen Daz coffee ice cream and an episode of The Young and the Restless, I got right back on the workout wagon and did a hour of Barre3. Yea me. I still got my Y&R in though. Definitely helps pass the time on the elliptical.
I even made (and ate) lentil soup for dinner. Lentil vegetable soup y’all.
I saw a glittery pink Instagram the other day that should be my motto this year:
Yes, let’s get started! That’s the workout endorphins talking, you know