I had a pretty good Weigh In this morning. Down 2.2 this week! It's really nice to actually see some movement on the scale again. Let's just hope it just stays consistent!
So I did something Monday night while bowling. I think (according to webmd) that I pulled my Achilles Tendon behind my right foot. It's been sensitive enough to cause a limp when walking. I woke up yesterday morning and went for a 30 minute walk just to sort of test the waters. I did alright but it is still noticeable. I also went to the gym after work to see if the elliptical would give me a problem. The elliptical was wonderful. No issues, nor any pain. In fact, so much so, that I still managed to do a whole hour.
But, back to the issue at hand, I'm really kinda freaking out about this. Again, once I stepped off the elliptical and started walking normal again, the pain resumed. It's mostly when I flex my foot or at the apex of a step that I feel the discomfort.
I don't want to stop running right now, but at the same time, I'm really scared to chance it. I've got my Zoo race this Saturday. I think I will not run for the rest of the week and play Saturday by ear. I'm glad now that I did get 2 miles in on Monday morning.
So, here's my WWYD... should I a) completely rest until Saturday b) only do elliptical and/or light weights at the gym (none involving my right foot) or c) go for a test run tomorrow (Thursday) of only a mile and see how it feels.
Honestly, the though of not exercising scares me more than missing the run. I know how I am. I miss one day, and that turns into 2 and so on and so on. I'm at the point now - 9 months in - where I am finally feeling like I'm dedicated to this. It's gotten to where the exercise is so ingrained that I'm still actually disappointed when Sunday gets here (my normal rest day). If you would have asked me before November 6th if I would ever have actually wanted to exercise and craved it, I would have looked at you like you grew a second head! So I guess in a way, that's why I'm so very nervous about this injury. I don't want to make it worse but at the same time, I don't want to lose all the momentum that I have built up.
And of course, there is the Zoo Zoom 5K. I am really looking forward to that one too. I'd really not want to miss it.
Ok enough ranting about owies. I made another protein smoothie yesterday and it was wonderful!
I tweaked one that my friend, Michele from Basically, run! gave me (mainly because I didn't have all the ingredients).
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Smoothie
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tbsp oreo cookies and cream pudding mix (dry)
1 tbsp chocolate pudding mix (dry)
1 cup Almond Milk (Vanilla flavored)
10 cubes ice
It was really, really yummy. And it appeased that chocolate craving that I was having.
And of course, here's the obligatory cat picture. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you will like this. I made our house Sigil and we have a Doyle Direcat as our mascot. :)
August Exercise Minutes - 925/1600
How do you handle injuries? Do you freak out and throw a tantrum (like I did internally, when it happened)? Rest or keep on moving, albeit within reason?