Ah, the boot. My August BFF. Last August I was in a boot too - other ankle though. I'm quickly remembering the 'rocking' gait you adopt in the walking boot.
So, my ankle. Official diagnosis is a 'high ankle sprain'. It's most commonly seen in pro athletes, especially football players. This makes me a feel bad-ass.
The doc - after shaking his head at me and asking "What's so wrong with running on pavement"? - said that if I had come in right after injuring it, he would have put me in the boot for 4-6 weeks. So I lucked out there?
Now, I'm disappointed. Don't get me wrong. Of five races I signed up for this year, I'll have actually run two. I was injured for two and will be out of town for the other. Maybe it's a sign I'm not supposed to run races?
The forever-optimist in me is kind of happy this happened. I've had trouble losing weight while training for the halfs, and I've been kind of, well, bitter about that. I really want to finish losing weight. I have about 40 lbs left to go. I'd like it to be gone now, kthx.
SO! While I won't be running a half anytime soon...I WILL be focusing on cleaning up my diet, counting calories (hi sparkpeople!) and running as an aid to boost weightloss. Hopefully come next Spring I'll be in a better place to resume my training. And yes, next time, I won't do anything quite as stupid. :)
edit: thanks Kerrie for reminding me to include the mud run in my race totals - can't believe I forgot it being as how that is where I injured myself. OH BRAIN. YOU SLAY ME.