Welcome to edition #33252 of Emmie's ramblings.
- I did a little interview over at Brooklyn Fit Chick's blog – go check it out here. I'll wait until you get back…
- While exploring some more through my past photos and journals, I found the complete opposite of my 15 year old selfI blogged about yesterday. I found a photo of me that I honestly don't remember, from 2003, and I must have been over 450 pounds at this point. I'm thankful for this reminder of how far I've come.
- I've tracked all of my food for over 7 days now. Again, my goal isn't to restrict foods right now, it's just to account and recognize exactly what I'm eating throughout the day.
- I haven't talked about this lately because there hasn't been much to say. In April when I did the half-marathon (and even during training), I had major arch pain and inside ankle pain. Podiatrist said it was just overuse, and to wear my spiffy insoles and it would get better. Fast forward 3 months and the pain is still just as bad as it was then. Went to my orthopedist last week, who did xrays and determined nothing was broken, but thought something was wrong with the tendon – I couldn't do the movements he asked me to do on it. I had MRIs done on Friday, and let me tell you – I CANNOT stay still! That was torture! Went back to orthopedist today who confirmed it is a torn and inflammed tendon on the inside of my left ankle. I'm no wuss around shots, but the nasty one I had to get in the tendon today was a mother! Aye. I also now have a lovely new accessory:
Me and my new (and very styling) immobilizing boot will be besties for the next 6 weeks. I know you're super jealous. So what does this mean for my workouts? No cardio machines (the bike with the push/pull and point/flex of the foot isn't even good), no strength training in the lower part of my body. Major suckage. I can swim, and it's possible I can continue my Bikram as long as I eliminate things like awkward pose and any weight bearing poses that balance on the left leg. I have to play that one by how it feels. I can also do weight training on my upper body and core, as long as no movement of the foot is necessary. The shot should provide pain relief for the entire period while in the boot, so hopefully that will help. If it's still not better after the 6 weeks, surgery may be required. Now THAT would be suckage.
I'm trying to look on the bright side: “How did you get your injury” one may ask…
“Doing a half marathon” (said with a bad ass smirk)
At least it makes me feel a tiny bit hardcore. 🙂