15 May 2005

Oh thank god that's over......

It has been the worst week ever and I am so glad it's over and that tomorrow is Monday and the start of a new week. The week didn't start off great. I felt icky and out of it but did my scheduled workouts on Monday and Tuesday morning. Monday afternoon my period started and it was pretty heavy. By Tuesday afternoon it was bad and I was cramping bad. Since I was supposed to swim Tuesday night I decided to pass. Well, I slept wrong Tuesday night and woke up with an incredibly painful neck. It hurt so bad I was getting nauseous. I ended up spending the day in bed taking muscle relaxers. So the rest of the week was pretty much shot since I could hardly move my head.

Yesterday morning, Saturday, it was feeling much better but still not perfect. But, since I hadn't exercised all week I really felt the need to do something. After WW I decided to go hiking/running. I wasn't sure about the running part but definitely hiking for awhile. 6 minutes into my hike I fall and twist my ankle. I stumble back to the car and it doesn't seem too bad. By last night I was in screaming agony. It hurt really, really bad. I was getting very depressed and bummed about my future exercise plans.

This morning I got up and it really doesn't feel that bad. It's still sore but I think I'll live. My neck finally feels better too. I think I'll be able to do something tomorrow morning.

Well, I just took the wrap off my ankle and it's pretty swollen, maybe tomorrow is too soon. I don't know; I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

I am a pretty firm believer in the fact that there are no accidents. Things happen for a reason and usually you make them happen. I have hiked/run that trail 4 or 5 times and never had a problem. In fact, I like that trail because it is so smooth and rock free. Also, the rock I hit was pretty small and not sticking out of the ground very much. So that makes me think; Why did I do this??? What am I trying to avoid/do??? The only thing I can come up with is the tri next weekend. Maybe I'm trying to avoid that. It is scary but I shouldn't be this afraid of it. I don't know, I'm gonna have to work on this.

So needless to say this has been a crappy week. My weight was up to 161 - ugh!!!!

Okay, as I hobbled off to get another cup of coffee I came to a decision. Why don't I ride my bike and swim?? It's light enough in the morning that I can go for a bike ride and then swim when I get home at night. That way I won't use my ankle for the week and yet still get some exercise in.

Okay, this will all be fine, it's just a minor setback and I need to get over it and not let it drag me down.

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