Thanks guys for all the kind words.
I saw the ortho doc on Wednesday. He confirmed I had a sprain and that it was a partial tear. He sounded very optimisitic. When Cathy mentioned Saturday's half marathon, the doctor said something like isnt their another half on thanksgiving. He expects me to be fully healed in 6 weeks. I have been on crutches for a week, and today I transitioned off them. As much as they were working my arms and core, they were just to darn annoying. My foot does not hurt when I put weight on it. He also gave me an "air cast" ankle brace as well as an exercise rubber band with instructions.
I have done some research and have read several articles. I have a rehab plan put together that includes the rubber band, as well as my wobble board. From what I read, as long as you can bear weight on it without pain, you need to start rehab asap. If you wait too long, your ankle will heal weaker then before. I am also getting the "laser" treatment at the chiro to help the healing.
My ankle does not hurt when I put weight on it. I have a small amount of pain if I put pressure on the outside of the foot, but otherwise it is good.
I want to get in the pool, maybe as early as tomorrow. By this weekend I plan on getting on the bike, on the trainer with low resistance.
I see the doctor in two more weeks. I am hoping to be able to start running after I see him.
I have been trying to plan out 2009
Here is what I have been looking at
2/14 Run the Reagan Half
3/7 Chattahoochee RR 10K
3/29 ING Full
6/21 Callaway Gardens Sprint
7/4 Peachtree RR 10K
7/? Chattanooga Oly
9/27? SC Half IM--Vengence will be mine
10/? Silver Comet Half
11/ Chickamagua Full
11/ Atlanta Half
There are a few possibilities, though unlikely depending how recovery goes and school goes
2/22 A1A Half/Full Marathon--Depends on the financials, the half would be more likely and would be instead of the Reagan
3/7 Snickers Albany marathon --Flat, but would have to do a 16 week plan over the 18, or could do it as a training run for ING
5/30 Rock n Roll Half IM-- I really should try to do 2 halfs next year, but with school and everything, this may not be possible. I would have to start training for this first week of january. This would mean training first through alot of cold weather for a stinking hot race
6/14 Westpoint oly - not likely only because callaway is a race for both cathy and I and is the next week
I also need to fit in several century rides in prep for IM 2010. I am leaning towards IMFL
There is always a very slight, though highly unlikely chance I may do the B2B full or the Great Floridian. I would have to start training around mayish, though I could probably bounce off my half training for the South Carolina half. Again, this is highly unlikely. I would have to be in tip top shape before then. Otherwise, I will wait as planned and go down to IMFL 09 to sign up for 2010