Weekly Rundown for February 12, 2023

Thank you to the hosts of the Weekly Rundown, Kim and Deborah.

👀Quick Look at this week

  • Sunday – Upper body & core
  • Monday – Rest
  • Tuesday – Rest
  • Wednesday – Rest
  • Thursday – Upper body & core
  • Friday – Rest
  • Saturday – Upper body & core

Here’s the week in detail. I did not take as many pictures nor did I work out as much as I wanted to, but one thing I’m really working on is giving myself a lot more grace.


I didn’t get any pictures, but I did get in an upper body and core workout. I was happy about that. I at least feel like I’m getting back into my regular routines and habits.


Cast is off, boot is on!!! I had my doctor’s appointment. I had my cast removed and got to pick my doc’s brain about what I can and can’t do.

I am so beyond happy to be on my way to done with this! The boot has to stay on for 3 weeks and then I’ll move to an ankle brace. He said I could ride the bike and swim once I’m out of the boot. I can swim with the pool buoy once my incisions are well healed. I am doing so much better than I ever have with being patient. This is days away. I can deal. It’s so close!

You can’t see all my scars and such, but I was happy that the swelling was minimal. I had already decided based on my last surgery that I was not doing any exercise today or tomorrow. My foot hurt really bad last time the first week walking on it again. I was going to be kind to myself and not push it.


Sat on my butt. Pain was pretty intense today and I was just struggling to get through the day.


More sitting. I was supposed to go back to work today, but got called off. I was relieved because my foot still hurt and appreciated another day of rest. I had planned to exercise today, but pain was legit and I knew I needed to just wait.


Upper body workout and core! SOOOOOO happy! I feel the light at the end of the tunnel! I cannot wait to start biking and swimming. It’s so weird. I’ve been focused on running for so long, but right now I am good with biking and swimming. I want my feet to heal. When I return to running, I don’t want another setback. I’d rather be patient.


Back to work. Thankfully it was a light day at work, but oh my did my foot still hurt at the end of the day. I normally work a 12-hour shift, but they had the last 4 covered for me this week. I was incredibly grateful for that. Next week I’ll be back to my regular work schedule.


Since I have been off work for so long, I was on call this weekend. Thankfully I only had to go in for a couple of hours. I am on call every 3rd weekend. I did do another upper body & core workout, but I had no time for pictures.


Goals for next week. My incisions look pretty close to healed so I’m going to try and get in the pool this week. I really wish I could do more with my legs, but it’s enough right now working and standing. I’m not going to push it.

🎯Next week’s goals

  • Swim with pool buoy – 2xs
  • Upper body & core 3xs
  • Lower body band workout 2xs

How was your week? How well do you do at rest and recovery? Are you good at listening to your body?


20 thoughts on “Weekly Rundown for February 12, 2023”

  1. I’m so happy you got the cast off! Now your focus can change to rehab and getting back at it. When I broke my ankle in 2021, I was so grateful for what I could do, even though I was limited. The pool was a godsend. I know you’re going to be back at baseline before you know it!

  2. Patience is tough for some of us, especially when there’s fitness to be done. You are doing well with taking things easy, though I can appreciate the frustration. But the cast is outta here!!

  3. Darlene Cardillo

    That is great news. I’m horrible at rest.

    But before you know it, you’ll be out there boot free.

  4. Yay for moving from a cast to a boot! It’s hard to be patient, but so worth it in the end. I learned the hard way that starting to run too soon can lead to reinjury.

  5. OMG the boot. I hated my boot so much. It’s so uncomfortable and I think sometimes made things feel worse. Ugh. That being said, I’m glad your swelling is low and you’ll be moving on to the next stage of recovery! That’s awesome! You’re going to rock it!

  6. Wow, that’s exciting! I hope you’re able to get in the pool this week- that will feel SO good! Getting the cast off and boot on is a big milestone in your recovery- you’ll get there.

  7. I’m happy to see you without the cast! And 3 weeks will pass quickly.
    When I got a wrist fracture in 2010 (really, it wasn’t a full fracture, I just don’t know what it’s called in English, lol) and got my cast off, I had more pain than ever! It took a few days for it to get better. So with the boot, can you walk on the foot now? Wonderful that you will be able to swim and cycle soon!
    Rest and recovery can be so hard! What I’ve learned during my minor injuries is that it’s important to have another focus, a plan B if you want to keep some fitness activity. With my foot injury I started doing strength training at home (before I only did it in the gym) and that helped me cope. When it comes to listening to my body, I probably do it a bit too much and it’s possible I worry too much about minor pains and aches.

  8. So glad your cast came off! I’m so sorry it’s was so painful, but as you know part of the healing process. It will pass! Nice job giving yourself grace. You will come back stronger for it!

    I seriously do not know how nurses (and doctors) handle 12 hour shifts. I’m a wimp, what can I say?

  9. I’m all too familiar with trying to do some activity while in a boot! I broke my leg in 2018 right before I was meant to run the Antarctica marathon (which I fortunately was healthy enough to do in 2019). It was a rough year of rehab. Be patient and good luck Teresa!

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