12 January 2009

What a Pain in the Ankle

photo of a huge rock split in two and captioned chuck norris was hereFor the past two weeks, I have not been exercising as I should. This may not come as a shock, because most of us took a break for the holidays. However, my absence from the exercise world was not one of choice; it was one of necessity. Stupid here, got himself injured while working out.

I woke up on a Tuesday with a sore ankle and instead of just foregoing my inverted leg pulls, I went ahead and did them anyway (this particular exercise puts a great deal of strain on the foot and ankle). All went well until later in the day when my ankle got worse and worse. By dinner time, I was back on my crutches and by the next day, I could barely put any weight on my foot. I spent my New Year's Day in bed with my foot propped-up on a pillow. As of this writing, I am able to walk around again, albeit with the use of a cane, but still able to get around.

I wasn't going to mention this at all, but I feel that there may be someone out there who can learn from my stupid mistake. You see, I got over-zealous and did not listen to what my body was telling me. Yes, I usually have pain when I am working out, but it is a muscle pain, which is normal. This pain was not an exercise-related pain. This was a "something-is-not-right-don't-push-your-luck kind of pain." (have I used the word "pain" enough?) Well, I pushed my luck and I paid the price. Moral of the story: Listen to your body and pay attention to what it is telling you. I am hoping by the end of this week to be able start working myself back into an exercise routine, which will be my topic for next time.


  1. Good advice, if something doesn't feel right, stop and figure out the problem , don't ignore it. Take one tep back before two forward otherwise you will be on the injury path, which is long and winding road.

  2. Martin in Bulgaria: So true. I knew that I shouldn't exercise, but I went ahead and did it anyway...not real bright.

  3. Ouch! Hope your ankle gets better real soon.

    LOVE that picture!!!

  4. I hope you are pain free soon. The Nordic Track is waiting!

  5. Rebecca: Thank you, it's almost back to normal:)

    BeadedTail: I'm pretty close to being back to normal. Nordic Track?? What's a Nordic Track?


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