Well, I am now in the "wow I can’t believe it’s been X weeks" club. The last few weeks have seemed like nothing more than a blink of the eye. I’ve found myself in a weird in-between phase of recovery where I feel like I’m as good as I will be for while.
I’ve played 2 games of soccer in the last two weeks. I really started to speed up a bit in the second one. However, I still find myself sort of locking my ankle in a dorsi flexed position while running. I’m still a bit tentative to really be explosive on the hurt AT. Nonetheless, my wife told me I was moving too fast for my first few games back so I guess that’s a good sign. Maybe the feeling of being stuck in quicksand is just a mental thing.
Most likely, I will try to speed up a bit with my running this week. Hopefully, I can get another video posted to show everyone my progression. I am a bit scared that there won’t be too much to show because I haven’t been working as hard on rehab the last few weeks. After the games I was pretty sore, so I just shut it down for a few days. By the time I felt better again, it was time for the next game =) I did reel off 20 single heel raises with 1 finger on my bathroom sink for balance last night. I believe now my issue is ankle strength as I feel wobbly once I’m at the top of the heel raises.
I’m making an effort to keep posting through these last few weeks through the 26 weeks milestone. When i first joined the site, I noticed that bloggers tend to fall off from posting after 5 months or so. I’ll try to keep at it to build the 20+ week knowledge base up some more.
I hope everyone is progressing well.