Gosh I'm so easily distracted, back to physical therapy. Well, the nice physical therapist kept demonstrating seemingly simple exercises.
Step onto the block, step off of the block.
Lean on the wall, roll back onto your heels, lifting your toes as high as you can.
Stand on the board, tip toes forward, then heels back, then side to side.
10 wrist curls with the rubber band.
Stand on one foot for 30 seconds, holding a bar for balance. Switch.
I am totally capable of doing all of those very simple things with ease, theoretically. I was not prepared to break a sweat, or to be pep talking my ankles. "Left ankle, you are a rockstar! Right ankle, you are a redheaded step child."
Wow, in retrospect, that sounds so mean to my right ankle... okay, I'm going to go try and sweet talk my ankle now.