Monday, June 25, 2012

Small Victories

Today, I had drafted a very pouty post about how I've been itching to break a sweat. I've been doing my pilates and most of my yoga classes but I've been missing cardio.  I spent some time reflecting about how I am still very fortunate to have a body that listens to me (most of the time)  and that I can still move voluntarily despite not being able to be athletic.

After sitting in Montessori Institute all day, I needed to do something physical.  I wasn't sure what my ankle would allow for me to do, as almost all cardio machines include the need for a functioning ankle but I was desperate to break out in a sweat and a sauna wasn't going to cut it.


Yesterday, I had climbed on to my bike, only to instantly get off because of the shooting pain I met when I tried to peddle.  Maybe it's because I was unstable in climbing onto my bike, that put unnecessary stress on my foot, or maybe I imagined it so I wouldn't have to strap my bike rack on my car and lug it out to North Shore, MA but when I climbed on to the stationary bike, it felt okay.  


I ended up being able to bike for 10 miles!  It felt a bit sore when I finished, but certainly not painful. I am ecstatic that I am now able to incorporated cardio exercise into my routine.


After my ride,  I drove around the area, trying to familiarize myself a bit and came across a bay. I have no idea which bay or really where I was, but I figured it was a nice opportunity to cold bathe my ankle for a few minutes




I am very thankful that my ankle is starting to show progress, and hopefully I'll be running again soon!


6 comments:

  1. Maybe it was some magical, mystical hidden healing bay that helps you get out there faster...

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  2. oh christine... i haven't been reading so im not sure what your ankle issues are but I hope it heals quickly. there is nothing worse than wanting to do something physical and not being able to!

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  3. I bet dipping your feet in the water felt so nice. Great job with the 10 mile bike ride!

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  4. Great job on your ride! I hope that you are starting to feel better :)

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  5. I don't know how long you've been injured, but coming from someone that's been injured for 6 months, I understand where you are. It will get better. Promise.

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  6. All good things!!! Biking, weddings and a NIECE! They're the best. A shopping hazard (I can't resist getting them things!), but the best nonetheless. Congrats on the sweat session. "Stay the course" toward recovery and you'll be running before you know it!

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