Those readers who also have to deal with me in person know that for the last six weeks, I’ve been awkwardly walking slightly off-balance in an effort to let a stress fracture heal. Actually, if you’ve been reading the blog, whether you know me or not, you know this – because I’ve used many opportunities to elicit pity by mentioning this dreaded walking boot ruining all my summer plans.
Well, I paid my dues. I wore the boot. I took my calcium supplements. I stopped working out for six weeks. My left calf muscle has atrophied into just a remnant of its former glory. But my six weeks are finally over and I am de-booted!
I have six more weeks before I can hope to be back to where I was six months ago. This week, I’m only allowed to engage in “normal, everyday” walking activities. And then it’s a few weeks of physical therapy and a lot of finger-crossing that my bones are strong. By mid-September, I should be back to my five to ten hours of dance each week.
But first things first – just normal, everyday walking, and I”ll try it out in Boston. Yes, another weekend trip to Boston. This time: walking through the Common, of course, a housewarming party, a kayaking trip, suppertime reunion with my favorite botanist (or are you a phrenologist now?), and much more! What happy and lucky timing that this trip occurs now, the day after the de-booting!
I will miss being able to pre-board my flights, though.