This injury of my left foot has dampened my spirits. I haven't ran since Thanksgiving Day. I couldn't put any pressure onto my forefoot. I am going crazy. The thing is is that I could have focused my energy on cross training. Why haven't I? I gave into the temptation of dwelling in my pity ... until today.
This afternoon while Lots of Hair was napping, I did the first workout of Jillian Michael's Hot Bod in a Box. Wow, did she kick my butt! Trouble was downstairs with me cheering me on and counting with me. I asked if she would be my personal trainer. Her response, "Go, Mom, Go!"
My quads are sore and my arms are shaky. Boy, does it feel good! My mood totally changed this afternoon so much so that I'm a bit sassy. =)
The x-ray results came back with no stress fracture and no dislocation. I do have a small heel spur on the ankle; shouldn't it be called an ankle spur then?
It's been snowing here and I want to go out and run in it. My foot feels pretty good. I probably could have run on it today since the circuit training didn't aggravate it at all. My goal is to try two miles tomorrow. I have Gunner (my garmin) set up for a 4 to 1 run/walk interval. If that's successful, I'll try a 5 to 1 ratio on Monday and keep it at two miles until those feel comfortable and pain-free.
How have you come back from injury?
Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Cor 9:24-27