"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort










Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sidelined...

There comes a time in everyones life, when you don't listen to your body, or a Dr. and you end up screwing yourself in the end, right? (tell me I'm not the only one...)

I've been on this mission for working out more remember, lose 20lbs in 7 wks. Like, 8 months ago or so, I had been to the dr with a stress fracture. All he said is no more running, ice it, stay off it, elevate, asperin. I had to pay for the same advice I googled before going.

So, I didn't listen because I like to eat, and if I don't workout the way I do I gain weight. Period. I think I listened for a week, and then spent probably a month working my way back to the same pace as pre-injury. I don't understand how this all works.

(you know, 6 months to lose 10 lbs, 1 week to gain it. A year to run 4 miles, a week to lose the ability)

So, all is well until last week when I upped workouts to two a day, my toes were numb after running. Hm. Whatever.

I did the trail on Sunday with a girlfriend. I rarely run outside, I'm use to the cushioned deck of a treadmill. I ran some outside, on the trail, and the gravel.

Sure enough, Sunday night my foot is throbbing. It hurts to put on my sneakers. I'm doing the bicycle instead of running, but it doesnt even match my heart rate I normally get, and I'm pedaling as fast as I can for endurance, without pooping out from such a hard level.

I'm so irritated with myself. NOW WHAT? I gave up (bad) carbs, I'm so pissy, I can barely stand myself!

And since I'm ticked off, I'm throwing in an "i hate the exmanfriend" for good measure. Because I'm an awesome person and he totally screwed up!

5 comments:

LiLu said...

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I HATE when I'm actually ready and WILLING to workout, and then an injury happens, of course! Boo hiss. :-(

Carolyn G said...

Sucky. That happened to me years ago and I hated it.

Mr Yes said...

Working out sucks! But not being able to work out makes many of us suicidal. How many endurance athletes do you know commit suicide?

sorry...this suddenly is a depressing comment.

heather said...

You know what? You don't have to stop with the "i hate the exmanfriend" for good measure. Hell, blame this all on him. The way I see it, you were pissed at him because he's an idiot and that is why you accidentally put extra force on your stress fracture and hurt it again. His fault. Totally.

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm still soooooooooooooooo offtrack :(