Monday - today's 17 mile run (to make up for the run I didn't get to yesterday) was a disaster. Mile 3, I felt my right ankle or achilles area start a dull ache. As I progressed through the run, my form disintigrated into a flat-footed, guerrilla style run as I attempted inclines. Walking down stairs on part of the run, I felt a stab of pain and contemplated calling my husband to rescue me. Instead, I decided I could run the flats and I would walk the uphills.
I got to mile 12 and faced 1/2 to 3/4 mile of gradual uphill. I walked all of it and tried to remain composed. Finally reaching the top, I attempted to run again but my ankle felt extremely stiff so I called home and said I wanted a ride home. And then I said, "nevermind". I only had 2.5 miles to go! I made it another tenth of a mile and called home again.
I have been icing, elevating, wrapping and crying. I do not have time to get injured. I know, nobody does. Of course I didn't get to do my Insanity workout either. And my kitchen project? I did do some dishes. My emotional state was not its best. A doctor's visit on Tuesday will hopefully give me some answers. I'm praying my injury is very minor and with a little rest, I will be able to run again soon. I feel like my world has come unglued. It's time for me to focus on cleaning the kitchen.
2/15 - Awaiting the MRI results. I have an appointment Thursday. It "seems" like it's healing. I have a boot I'm supposed to wear but don't wear it very often. It's annoying! I have to wear a heel on my other foot. If I don't, my walk is very lop-sided and actually hurts my hips after awhile.
Obviously my plan is out of whack right now. The only thing I can work on is my kitchen. My freezer is clean! Woo-hoo! The oldest item I found was a frozen chicken from 2005. Please, I don't KNOW how that stayed hidden in there for so long. I do know that I qualified for Boston in 2005 and have been training like crazy since. So that's my excuse.
In place of running and Insanity, I have been doing P90X (modified) workouts, including: Back and Biceps, Yoga X, Kenpo, Chest and Back, Shoulders and Arms, and Chest, Shoulders and Triceps. My upper body is getting a workout! Even with these workouts, my weight is creeping upwards and I need to focus on nutrition even more than usual.
And just in case you don't believe me about the freezer, I'm attaching gross pictures to show you what I haven't been doing while I was out running.
|Exploding orange juice can in the freezer...yuck!|
|ALL OF THIS was tossed. Some old, some ruined from prior power outages this season.|
|It's clean! Happy Dance :)|
|Next Project: the "what the %$#@! is in here?" drawer|