Jack, the lab, has definitely helped me work the ankle. We go on 2-3 walks a day. There's a nice dirt walking path that we tried to run yesterday. I was slow, but managed 1.6 miles. There is no pain while running, but my achilles tendon is very sore afterwards. I still can't run uphill and not sure what's going on there. Hopefully, the doc can help me figure out the rest as we go.
Last, I finally know what a deer tick looks like. Absolutely gross and not something I wanted to learn more about. Welcome to Wisconsin!