A few weeks ago I managed to get a stress fracture in my foot, putting me in a boot. Now normally this wouldn’t bother me, except for the fact that I live on a college campus and always have somewhere to be walking to. In my few weeks of being “broken” as my friends like to say, I’ve noticed a few struggles that tend to happen when you get a boot on your foot.
1. No Handicap Spots
Those handicap parking spots will look even more glorious than usual, but unfortunately, it is still not for you. You'll feel pathetic for a minute until you realize that limping an extra 10 feet won't kill you.
If you're as lucky as me, then you live on the third floor of an apartment complex that doesn't have an elevator. Nothing is better than having to go up four flights of stairs with books and a boot.
3. Lock Outs
Professors love to play this little game where they lock the door at the exact start time of class. This can lead to a massive amount of embarrassment when you get locked out after limping your way across campus.
4. Minimal Travel Time
15 minutes to get across campus and use the bathroom? No big deal, until you realize how much faster you are when you have full range of motion.
5. Sketchy Elevators
You'll finally get to realize just how sketchy your school's elevators really are.
6. Funny Looks
You'll be hobbling your way to class, minding your own business, only to look up at some really ugly faces being made at you.
7. Sympathetic Looks
Or you'll be hobbling your way to class only to look up and see a stranger giving you this exact look.
8. The Limp
You'll start to attain your own signature limp that you will have no choice but to proudly rock across campus.
9. No Cardio
Unless you are able to work out one-legged.
Let's not forget the ever so elegant walking boot that will accompany all of your outfits for weeks. It really pulls the look together.