Tales Of The Boot: Yes, I’m Still Wearing It.

At this point, you are probably as tired of hearing me complain about this darn thing as I am of writing about it.

Yesterday, I had an appointment with my podiatrist and I packed an extra sneaker in my bag and left it in the car at the last minute. I didn’t want to appear overeager, and I also didn’t care to lug the boot back to may car. Turns out, I did not need the sneaker. Le sigh.

The good news? I’m cleared for swimming, cycling and gentle yoga. My gym has a cycle/yoga combo class, so I’m excited to try that. Once I learn how to cycle, anyway. Yay, exercise! It’s not running, but it’s something. After sitting around and doing bicep curls for four weeks, I’m desperate for cardio.

The bad news? I have to ease out of wearing the boot. Last night, I was permitted to wear sneakers for an hour. A whole hour! Which made me happy and also annoyed that this is such a slow process. Tonight, I can try two hours. As long as I’m not experiencing pain or swelling, I can keep adding an hour a day.

Good news? Real shoes!



Bad news? Sneakers. For a shoe lover, this is awful. My second thought after “Yay, exercise!” was something like, “Oh dear. If I want to wear a dress, I have to wear the boot, because a sneaker and a fabulous shoe will look completely ridiculous.” (As opposed to the boot and a fabulous shoe, which looks pitiful, but people understand, like “Look at that poor lady trying to look cute while wearing that clunky thing.”) I see my doctor in two weeks and even though I think my time in the boot is coming to an end, I have a feeling he will want me to wear sneakers forever. Makes me wish I’d splurged on the pink Minnie New Balance kicks at the Princess Half. (You can’t look at those without smiling, am I right?)

On the bright side, I can’t wait to be back in the gym. I’m looking forward to trying something new. And I’m happy to have some date nights planned (and childcare booked), for which I even need to fret about what I will wear. (Really though, since we are all friends here- can you just start pinning a bunch of dresses with sneakers so that people think that’s a thing? Pretty please with a gladiator sandal on top?)

Happy Wednesday! What do I need to know about spin class? What fabulous shoes are you wearing this summer? I just bought a pair of gold Birks, which I won’t be wearing, and I’m looking for a pair of leopard gladiator sandals. Tell my podiatrist they’re for a friend, mkay?



10 thoughts on “Tales Of The Boot: Yes, I’m Still Wearing It.

  1. I’m not in a boot, but I hurt my ankle 2 weeks ago and haven’t been able to run or walk for long periods of time. I go to the doc Monday and I’m scared of the boot! Yikes! I’m glad you’re cleared to do *something*. I have been doing the bike and also upper body weights and some yoga, and it’s not so bad. I’ve had to wear sneakers too, and while it stinks to not be able to wear cute shoes, it’s also hard to wear running shoes and look at them and think I CAN’T RUN… wishing you a speedy recovery!

  2. I was in a boot last year for 12 weeks. I was on a knee scooter for 6 weeks and then walking in the boot for another 6 weeks. When I got out of it I had to wear tennis shoes too. I bought some a pair of mephisto sandals and I really like them. They are similar to Birkenstocks but I think they have a little more support. I bought them on amazon and I would recommend looking there before heading to a store. I missed what happened to your foot. Did you break it?

    • Well, shoot, I feel terrible whining to you! Was yours a break? I didn’t break it; I have peroneal tendonitis. I’ve been walking in the boot for four and a half weeks and hopefully, I’ll be fully out of it (and into sneakers, blah) in two more. Thanks for the sandal rec, I will check those out!

  3. Whoo hoo!! Hopefully you were able to achieve two hours boot-free and today you can go three! Spin class is awesome but bring a sweat towel! I don’t know how little you cycle but my first spin class was the first time I’d ever been on a bike (of any kind) – you can totally do it!

  4. Oh my gosh, you’ve been in that boot for so long! No fun at all. 🙁 There’s nothing worse than being injured and wanting so badly to exercise; you definitely have my empathy there. But hey, you’re making progress!

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