Don't let an injury stop you, figure out how to keep going safely.
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Even though I was on crutches for almost 3 months, in a boot for 2, and limped for another 2-3 months, I didn't stop. I was extremely careful in how I exercised based on my level of recovery but I stress the word, extremely. The last thing I wanted to do was inflict more pain and injury to myself.
For the first few weeks after my injury, which I got competing in the 2013 season competing on the TV show, American Ninja Warrior (yes, that is correct), I rested. I was in a lot of pain and just moving hurt. I had a lisfranc injury which is a severe injury to the bones and ligaments in to the middle of the foot. Two weeks after my "crash" into one of the platforms, I had surgery, and went home with some brand new shiny metals!.. in my foot. It was hard to wrap my brain around it at first. The last time I was injured I was 10.
How WAS I going to work my whole body?
Would I be able to maintain all that I worked so hard on for all these years?
So it's March 2014 and other than some stiffness in the morning and when I run, I'm feeling great. It was both a challenge and experiment to see what my body and my mind were capable of and I'm proud to say, this experience actually moved me forward, not back.
So if you're injured, don't give up! Move the best and safest way you can, until you're back to "you" again.