I wanted to give a little update on my ballet boot training, because I’ve been getting lots of emails about how I haven’t talked about this much on my blog. I didn’t realize how many people read my blog specifically to hear about how my training in the boots is going, but I’m kind of shocked. If you do read this blog, you’ll see that I’ve had a number of injuries lately, and two of them were leg related. (One hamstring strain, and one broken big toe). Breaking a big toe isn’t like breaking the other toes, you can’t just tape it to the next toe and keep on going. I had been in an air cast (read: huge fricken boot!), but as of this week I am out of the boot, and into a glorious little post-op shoe. (At least, until the swelling in my foot goes down enough to wear a normal shoe.)
So, basically, training in my ballet boots is coming along slowly but surely. Last year I had an injury to my knee which kept me away from the boots too. I don’t know if I will ever get where Master wants me to be in these boots, but we are definitely working on it. As of right now, we obviously are going to need to put off training until my toe is 100% healed. I can walk, but I look like a lopsided badger. I start up physical therapy on Tuesday and I’m hoping that it helps. In the meantime, ballet boots aren’t at the top of our list, and we’re taking out time. There’s no rush, and being able to walk normal in flats is number one right now. I really hope that those of you who were curious about my ballet boots understand. I will post updates as they come.