I didn't blog yesterday...

I kind of had an agreement with myself to blog my workouts everyday as a way to keep me motivated and to keep track of the details of the workout. Well, yesterday's workout didn't go so well. I had a run scheduled and after walking the dogs decided to do it in the park since it was such a beautiful morning. So I head off to the park. I'm being really careful because the right ankle is feeling completely healed and I don't want to do anything to injure it. So I run for 1/2 an hour and the ankle feels like it's getting a little fatigued so I decided to stop. As I'm running to the park entrance to leave I fall and twist my LEFT ankle!!!! AGAIN!!!!!! I could not believe it!!! I still can't. I went to dr. nothing is broken and I did get a referral to PT to try and figure out what is going on with these ankles.

My first reaction to this injury was to swear off exercise. As I lie on the ground writhing in pain I was screaming at the gods "That's IT!!! I will sit on the couch for the rest of my life and get FAT!!!" Once I limped home - crying - I got myself back together and realized that was completely insane. I need to find out what is wrong. I have never sprained my ankle, yet in the last 3 months I've sprained both more than once. So hopefully PT will help me with that problem.

I have also decided not to let this get me completely down. I have a tri in 3 weeks and I'm going to do it and I worked out a plan. I didn't have anything scheduled last night so I rested. This morning I have nothing either. Tonight I swim which I should be able to do even with this ankle. I just won't kick so much if it bothers me. Also, my compression brace is neoprene so I can wear it while swimming. Tomorrow is my scheduled rest day so that's good. Saturday is my long ride day. So I will continue to swim and bike but for the next 2 weeks there will be no running. My tri is only a sprint distance with a 5K run so I should be fine. The week before the tri I will start running slowly. I'm going to stick with my plan to try and place in my age group. With more swimming and biking I should still be able to pull that off. If I can do good on the swim and bike that will put me out ahead and the run won't be that bad.

So, I've had a set back but I refuse to let it be the end of the world. I will perservere and do the absolute best I can. That's all I can do and I just have to keep plugging along....


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