After sitting in Montessori Institute all day, I needed to do something physical. I wasn't sure what my ankle would allow for me to do, as almost all cardio machines include the need for a functioning ankle but I was desperate to break out in a sweat and a sauna wasn't going to cut it.
Yesterday, I had climbed on to my bike, only to instantly get off because of the shooting pain I met when I tried to peddle. Maybe it's because I was unstable in climbing onto my bike, that put unnecessary stress on my foot, or maybe I imagined it so I wouldn't have to strap my bike rack on my car and lug it out to North Shore, MA but when I climbed on to the stationary bike, it felt okay.
I ended up being able to bike for 10 miles! It felt a bit sore when I finished, but certainly not painful. I am ecstatic that I am now able to incorporated cardio exercise into my routine.
After my ride, I drove around the area, trying to familiarize myself a bit and came across a bay. I have no idea which bay or really where I was, but I figured it was a nice opportunity to cold bathe my ankle for a few minutes
I am very thankful that my ankle is starting to show progress, and hopefully I'll be running again soon!