Hello friends! It’s time for my weekly fitness recap! Truth be told…I did absolutely NOTHING this past week. After finally getting back into the groove (running 4 days!), I had a mini-accident – self-inflicted, of course!- that prevented me from even walking. I’ve mentioned numerous times on the blog that I’m a SUPER KLUTZ…and, well…I did it again. I hit my foot. On my bed. And it was instant pain. It swelled up a bit…and turned purple…and I literally could not put any pressure on it without the tears welling up. This was Sunday evening. I thought maybe I just bruised it…so I’d see how things went over the next few days. On Monday morning I almost passed out from the pain when I got out of bed. So I made a Dr. appointment for Tuesday AM. The Dr. immediately ordered an x-ray saying that he did not feel it was not broken, but likely fractured. Are you kidding me?! Results came back Wednesday, and the best news…no fracture! It was a serious soft-tissue injury, hence the immediate white arch surrounded by purple bruising. Diagnosis: RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. And no running until the swelling goes down and I can walk without crying. He said once I could fit a running shoe on my foot, I could attempt a low-effort cycle. Or I could swim. I did neither. The hubby was a CHAMP all week, making me sit on the couch and not letting me get up for ANYTHING. No walking to/from work. No standing to cook or clean. No delivering lunch. And wearing flats all day, every day.
End result – I could FINALLY walk around a bit on Friday – 4 blocks to the hairdresser and back. I was also able to complete a few errands on Saturday – walking more than the total 3,200 steps I had done the rest of the week (UGH – I cringe even writing that!!!). I discovered that I can once again walk up and down stairs at a semi-normal pace. But due to the “increased activity” for two days, and some slight soreness, I decided to take it easy again yesterday (3,500 steps). This morning, I was delighted to be able to put on real shoes again for work! Here’s to hoping that I can work out again by this weekend!
So if I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog and in the blogosphere…it’s because I’ve been pouting. And now you know why.
How is YOUR fitness training going?