I have been planning this post for two weeks, since the day I got diagnosed with posterior tibial tendonitis. It was my hope to tell everyone that I was fully out of the boot and back to normal activity. But much to my dismay, I cannot tell you that!
I am still in the boot and not back to normal activity, but do get to start transitioning out of it this week. Yay!!! It has been a long two weeks! Thank goodness I was able to be in the pool or I would have gone crazy!
So what does the transition plan look like? I will still continue with the pool but now I can push myself a little harder. I can also add in spinning and if I have no issues with that I can get back on my real bike. If after doing both of those things, I am having no swelling or pain then I can add in walking without the boot both for everyday life and for physical activity. However, if at anytime I have even a twinge of pain, it is back in the boot until I can see the doctor at the beginning of August.
I cannot add running back in until I have successfully master all of the above mentioned items with no pain or swelling. So that means, I will continue to water run (which I may right a post about) until I get the clearance to run on land.
I was told by the medical staff that it will probably take about two weeks to properly transition out of the boot. I am not sure how I feel about that but it is a start and I have to start somewhere. I am hoping that it isn’t that long because I am coming close to having to postpone my first triathlon due to not getting enough training in. I will do what is best to ensure I am fully recovered but I won’t say I won’t push myself a little to get there!