Hopefully not free-falling. Okay, okay. I’m conditionally free. I have been released to only wear the boot when I’m feeling pain or discomfort. For the next two weeks, I have to wear tennis shoes (or some other stable shoe with laces — unfortunately not heels yet) and still modify my exercise. I am so relieved to learn that my foot is healing and that in two weeks I can begin to try to run again. I have to admit that I’m a little gun-shy, and I’m worried that I’ll push myself too hard now that I’m sans boot. I just have to keep reminding myself that I want to get better and stay far, far away from that retched contraption (aka the boot). Tonight, I went to body works class and lifted weights. I modified lunges still and gave my foot breaks if it started to feel sore. I was careful (for all you people out there who are worried I’ve been doing too much on my foot)! Also, I ran everything by my doctor, and I can still work out – just no high-impact stuff for at least two more weeks. He said that it will be another month before my foot starts to feel normal again. I’m okay with that. The important thing is that I am making progress and healing nicely. For now, I’ll just rock my hot pink Nikes with my business attire at work. Tonight I did go up on my foot in plank position on reflex. I quickly modified and ended up completing one single-leg push up! I’m pretty proud of that. It will just take some additional mental adjustments as I continue to workout while healing. It felt so weird to have a regular shoe on my left foot tonight. I definitely don’t miss the velcro sounds my boot made when I’d walk. I’m not burning that sucker, but I hope to put it back in the far reaches of my closet very soon.