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About leftfootchronicles

In 2010, I went from 0 to Triathlon in 8 months and completely changed my life in the process. In October, on the very day I decided I would train for a half-marathon, I tripped and suffered an injury to my left foot that, in the words of my doctor, ends athletes' careers. I am not prepared to give up so quickly.

Return

Today I return to the gym. I’m not allowed t go barefoot so my PT is awaiting a call from my doctor to see about getting me back in the pool. But in the meantime I am cleared to try … Continue reading

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One hundred thirteen

Tomorrow I will wear a shoe on my left foot for the first time in 113 days. I have an appointment to pick up my custom orthotics, which I will have to wear in my shoes for the next 6-12 … Continue reading

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Click!

Something clicked today. It was as though my foot just decided, “ok, we can walk now.” I used my crutches to get to work and then set them in the corner, where they sat unused all day. I kept waiting … Continue reading

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My Screw May Be Titanium, but My Seats Are Platinum

I saw the doctor for a follow up this morning and she said some great things and some not-so-great: Great: I can start sleeping without my boot on. I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in three months, so this … Continue reading

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In Which I am Cranky but Optimistic

I almost lost it at PT last night. It seems that the better I feel, the crankier I get. PT “Steve” assures me that this is normal, that it’s actually a sign that I am improving because if I felt … Continue reading

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Setting the Wheels in Motion

As a parent with a full time job and a busy personal life, I take any opportunity I can find to have a few minutes’ peace. So during my first PT appointment, when the nice man wrapped my swollen foot in … Continue reading

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Balance and Inspiration

I have been trying to find the balance between pushing myself to get better and making things worse. Every day I try to spend more time going longer distances on one crutch. I started by going just three or four steps at … Continue reading

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Perspective

This has been a difficult week. More than one person that I know has experienced the death of a loved one. Another person’s husband had a stroke at the age of 44. There is no reason for any of it. Sometimes you’re here and … Continue reading

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Despair and Catalysis

It has been said that my writing is humorous and honest; however, sometimes honesty isn’t funny. I’ve really gotten sucked down in it deep the last few days and please, don’t tell me that with hard work and enough time, … Continue reading

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In Which We Introduce the Reader to My New Best Friend, Steve Groban

I have an entry rolling around in my brain that contains Genuine Deep Thoughts, but for the moment, a Physical Therapy Update: On Monday I started physical therapy. My foot and ankle are very weak so there wasn’t much they could do … Continue reading

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