I hope everyone has been doing well in my short hiatus!
Lots has been happening… mentally & physically! In my last post I filled you in on my back problems. I started back up with my running schedule, but that ended up being short lived. Thankfully not because of my back, but due to me being clumsy and slipping off a curb a week later and having a b!%ch of a sprain. I can look back on that moment now & laugh, but boy…I cried…I mean ugly cried.
I got my son out of the car & went to the passenger side to get my things & before you know it I slipped, I heard a pop/crack & my butt was on the ground. I couldn’t get up, I couldn’t do anything but hold my ankle tight. Natie was great, stayed by my side because here we are in the parking lot of his daycare. No one knew I was there and I didn’t want him to get help & God forbid get hit by a car. So he stayed by my side & got the phone out of the car for me. I tried calling Rich for a half an hour. The one time he didn’t take his phone with him is when I fall off the curb. Thankfully my friend Kim was on her way to drop her daughter off at daycare too and came to my rescue. She brought Natie into school & then got me into the car & off to the ER we went. Seriously – if you ever need to go to the ER – she’s who you want to go with . Took my mind off the pain & had me cracking up! I finally got a hold of Rich & he soon joined us.
Fast forward to today – the ankle is 100% and I can walk, I even started back to week 1, day 1 the other day with the c25k. It SUCKS going back to the beginning but I need to take it slow to avoid more injury. Believe it or not the range of motion isn’t all there yet. I don’t recall recovering from a sprain taking this long…age I guess?
Speaking of age – this all happened 2 days before my birthday. My dreams of apple picking that day ended up getting squashed, but I did find joy in taking a shower with the help of my husband. (mind out of gutter people!)
I was also stressed during that time because we had planned a party for Natie for this birthday, but thankfully it all came together & everyone had a great time. I’ll have to do a post on that too!
So yeah, like I said, the running is back to the beginning. I’m truly ok with that because I NEED it. I really do. I’ve said a million times – I need it not only to keep my weight in check, but also for my mind…my focus, and my emotions.
The weight… Amazingly I managed to stay on track while I was laid up. I was so proud of myself – especially being my fitbit said I did a max of 1k something in steps in the beginning! Once I lost the crutches (a week later!) I did squeak in some 10k step days! But…eventually old horrible habits came creeping back in, along with failed TTC attempts and gorging myself seemed to be the way to go. I’d pick myself back up, dust myself off & rock out a week…but then slip back into poopie caca mode. Poopie caca mode is where I was this morning after stepping on the scale & seeing a 5.8 lb. gain. Uh huh…5.8 lbs. That’s in just 2 weeks…not a month, not a year…2 FREAKIN WEEKS!
So, I’m back, tired of my own “ish” and trying to take it one day at a time…ok, one meal at a time.
I’m needing help – I’m asking you to be my Jillian Michaels & kick my ass! Are you up for this challenge? (cough cough, am I up for this challenge?)