The post-op shoe is off and a regular shoe is on.
I got what I wanted, but not what I expected.
It hurts to wear shoes. It hurts to walk even very slowly. I’m back to icing and taking ibuprofen.
Time for a new plan of attack. I’ve come up with a four-prong approach…
Surrender (suh-ren-der) v. – to give (oneself) up to some influence, course, emotion, etc..
As a result of my injury, I surrender to the fact that I will not be able to run or even walk at a fitness level (and possibly not even bike) for at least one month.
See also: yield, submit, give in, back down
Search (surch) v. – to inquire, investigate, examine, or seek.
In an effort to not sit on my but for the next month, I will search for ways to continue to stay active.
See also: explore, research, investigate, examine
Substitute (suhb-sti-toot) v. – to take the place of; replace.
After trying other options (something I should have done in the previous 4 weeks but did not), I will substitute in other forms of cardio and make my strength training sessions longer.
See also: alternate, backup, replacement, temporary
Start (stahrt) v. – to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity.
The only way I will reach my goals is if I stop moping and around and actually start doing something my body can handle.
See also: activate, commence, get going, take the first step
Every step of my plan is a verb…an action word. I must start moving.