29 May 2005

I love long weekends.......

I rarely get 2 days in a row off and I just love it when it happens. I reallly enjoyed today hanging on the beach with the kids. Hopefully tomorrow will be just as nice.

Okay, so Saturday morning I get up and am finally feeling really good. The ankle is not bothering me at all and I finally feel like maybe it's healing. I have a whole list of errands to run and am really feeling good. I decide to start my day with a 1 hour bike ride. I even have a little debate with myself over whether or not I should wear my ankle brace; I decide to wear it!! During the ride I'm feeling really great, strong, I decide that I should get into the habit of running for 15 minutes after every bike ride. I need to get used to that for my triathlon training. So I get home, put the bike away and head out for a short run. I'm just running on the road to the park and back, no biggee and it should be nice and easy. I am running for 7 minutes and I TWIST MY ANKLE!!! UGH!!!!!!!! What if the fucking deal???? Why, oh why, do I keep doing this????? I was so pissed I was crying as I hobbled back home (luckily I was far from home). I twisted it pretty badly and it hurt really, really badly. I was so angry though I could have screamed, actually I think I might have a time or two. I spent the rest of the day laying in bed with my foot elevated in utter agony.... Luckily it feels much better today.

Now I'm torn. What do I do??? I know I need to let my ankle heal but I feel like such a little pudge I can't stand it. Maybe I should ride my bike and do my weights and just put off the running for another week. I'm supposed to start my 6 week program tomorrow and I really, really don't want to put it off. I think I'll bike and do weights and hold off on the running for a few more days.

As for my 6 week plan. I just read a great motivator in Prevention magazine. I will pay myself fifty cents for every workout I complete. At the end of my 6 weeks I'll have $42.00 to spend anyway I want to. I think that will be a great a way to keep me going. I do tend to slack off on my plans.

Well, I'm off to bed to rest my ankle. I will be riding my bike tomorrow........

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