1) I have an appointment with my Bone Doc this Thursday. When I saw him a month ago he said there’s a chance that at this follow-up I’ll be pretty much done AND he hopefully will be able to clear me for exercise.
1a) With friends, family, and co-workers I keep having to specify if a doctor appointment is for my “ankle issue” or my “leg issue.” After my follow-up with Dr. Stanley a couple of people asked how my ankle was and I just shrugged and said I won’t know until this week.
1b) I am trying to not get my hopes up about the exercise portion but holy shit, y’all. I haven’t been on a run in 4 1/2 months and I only got to start walking maybe two months ago. Because of the air cast I can’t even, like, walk for exercise really. It’s more walking for everyday purposes and just trying to get more steps in where I can.
1c) Assuming everything goes okay on Thursday, I hopefully shouldn’t have another doctor’s appointment of either ankle or leg for quite awhile. So, this is pretty much me going into this particular appointment:
2) I have a spider living in my driver’s side sideview mirror. He spins webs overnight. I have nightmares he’s actually a female and that one day I’ll be driving along and look over and see a gazillion baby spiders pouring out of my mirror, like that one story from Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark.
3) Turned in the final edits of Running with a Police Escort to my editor yesterday. Eek! Last week I sent over a bunch of pictures for the photo spread to be included in the book and I should be getting a preview of those soon. Only 3 1/2 months to go!
Love from the ashes,