Wow, I realized earlier today that it’s been exactly one year since I sprained my ankle – time flew!
It was my left ankle, and it healed good as new. That was a couple of very sad ballet-free weeks last summer though. I remember I was extra sad because I had been working on echappe-releves and I was getting the hang of it. And seeing my foot all swollen and weak, I wondered how long it would be before I could try stuff like that again (answer: a little over a month, to be safe). I worried about losing overall leg strength, too. Floor barre to the rescue!
Luckily, that fall I met Teacher, who taught us all foot and ankle strengthening exercises with the Theraband. Now I often forget that I ever even sprained that ankle!
And every day I remember to be grateful for my mobility 🙂
Read about how the sprained ankle happened at:
Also, I wrote a private post (for anonimity), and could really use some thoughts and/or advice. After all, no one I know in “real life” shares my ballet obsession! The post can be found at
The password is the same as the password of my last private post, for those of you that have emailed me before. For the rest of you (or if you forgot, lol), you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the password. Please provide your location; country, or state if in the US, unless you’re a fellow blogger.