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"The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry" - Robert Burns - my broken ankle
How true this is!

Many of you will know (or seen) I have recently fractured my ankle playing netball (I only got about 2 minutes of game time too!! boo!) – it was an all round ouch! I waited to write this post until I knew the full extent of what I have done and the recovery required  and in the mean time I have done some A+ moaning about it.

 What I have done (Update):

After my latest appointment things actually started to look up when I was told that I have a “stable fracture” meaning that it wouldn’t take as long in a cast (only 4-6 weeks woop woop) However they then told me it is going to take around 12 months before I can play netball or run properly again which is a real pain considering!

the different stages of my broken ankle
The different stages so far…

I’m not going to lie it has put me on a serious downer and has impacted every single part of my life in some way so far…

  • I like to plan my blog posts for the month – this month they were all fitness and running related (0_0 naturally) so they will now be injury and recovery related (must get thinking cap on)
  • I had sporting events planned for the entire summer running season – 14 x 10k’s, 2x half marathons, a netball tour and two netball summer seasons – none of those will be happening and I will be in plaster for most of the events during summer (and physio/recovery for the rest)
  • I was going abroad this year (first time in 3 years) but since I will still have a cast on and won’t be able to swim (and will literally be like boil in a bag cast) i’ve decided to give that a miss too until I can really enjoy it.
  • Parkrun’s , swimming and weekend run’s as a family are also out
  • The nursery trip that we walk 3 times a week (it’s about 2 and a half miles) is also out.

Overall it has been a pretty crappy couple of weeks and I am a bit of a dolly downer on the subject! The joy of blogging is that I can write all about it – (what else am I going to do? i’m in bed for about 12 hours a day at least so far!)

I can’t promise this will be the last negative post on the subject, but I can promise they won’t all be this moany :p I know it could be worse – and I know that some people have it harder than me, but it hurts and i’m angry so I am going to moan anyway! Being thankful is tomorrow’s goal – today it’s being a moany cow!

Rant over (I hope)

What defines us is how well we rise after we have been knocked down. - my broken ankle

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21 comments on “The Best Laid Plans…My Injury”

  1. sorry to hear about your break and I’m amazed at how long the recovery time is until you can run and play netball again. Will you still be going along to support the events? Maybe as a volunteer and see the sport from another angle to blog about

  2. Hi Charlotte, you go ahead and rant, I find it very cathartic. I did my ankle last November and whilst I am running again now, it’s still short and slow. However walking is fine.

    My heart goes out to you as exercise and getting out and about is obviously important to you and twelve months not doing what you enjoy can be a downer.

    It’s a shame you have to cancel your holiday abroad too, but it’s probably wise if you can’t enjoy it like you’d want to.

    I hope you are a fast healer and that twelve months is actually only twelve!


  3. Gosh, I am so sorry about your injury. That truly sucks and it would get me down, too! *hugs* Sending you healing vibes. xx

  4. Oh no lovely!! What a disaster, that looks so sore! It’s good it’s not a bad fracture but a year is a long time to wait to run & play again. I love the last quote – we should keep that in mind on a daily basis! Thanks so much for sharing with #candidcuddles x

  5. Oh no! Poor you, I have had a crappy week too! They say things come in 3’s and this week that couldn’t be more true for us. I hope you have a speedy recovery

  6. Oh no, poor you! Glad it’s a stable fracture, but still so annoying to not be able to take part in your plans for so long! #AnythingGoes

  7. Being injured really does affect our mood, it is hard to be positive when you can’t enjoy what you are passionate about. Sending well wishes and thank you for linking up #candidcuddles

  8. Sorry to hear about your injury. Having injuries and or illness can really screw up plans big time and we then have to adapt. Good luck with healing. Angela from Daysinbed

  9. Charlotte, so sorry. This is crappy, I know. At least it’s not as bad as it could be as you pointed out. Hopefully, the time will fly by for you and you find other things to interest and occupy you in the interim. Wishing you the absolute best!! #AnythingGoes

  10. ouch! what a pain literally!! I spent a lot of time unwell last year so I can totally sympathise especially as you are such an active person it must be so frustrating. love the quote. #candidcuddles

  11. It really has affected so many areas of your life, I don’t blame you for wanting a good moan! I hope it’s not too painful and that your recovery goes well
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

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